Harshang Handwoven Tribal Rug, J70530
Size: 8' 11" X 11' 7"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|8' 11" X 11' 7"
|9 X 12
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Introducing our exquisite Afghani rug, featuring the renowned Harshang design. This tribal-style rug showcases a medium blue background paired with a seafoam border, creating a visually captivating composition. Crafted by skilled weavers primarily from the Esari Subtribe, this exceptional piece is a testament to their artistry and expertise.
The wool used in the creation of this rug is sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan, known for producing high-quality, long-staple wool. This raw Ghazni wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat, where it is meticulously hand carted and spun into carpet yarn. The weaving process takes place on traditional floor looms within the weavers' homes, upholding a proud tradition of cottage industry production.
Employing an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, this rug boasts a cotton warp and weft, with a wool pile. The double wefted construction, combined with heavily packed depressed warp weaving, ensures exceptional durability, making it one of the sturdiest handwoven carpets available today.
The centuries-old dyeing technique used in this rug harnesses the power of natural indigo dye stuffs, derived from the leaves of the indigo plant. Indigo, also known as indigofera tinctoria or true indigo, has a rich history spanning thousands of years and has been utilized by various cultures worldwide to achieve vibrant blue hues.
Delving into the craftsmanship of this rug, we find a knots per square inch (KPSI) count of 104, demonstrating the meticulous attention to detail in its creation. By calculating the KPSI, we estimate that this exceptional item showcases an impressive total of 1,535,281 individually hand-tied knots.
With its Afghani origin, tribal-style design, and exceptional craftsmanship, this rug is a true work of art that will elevate any space it graces with its presence.