Harshang Handwoven Tribal Rug, J70543
Size: 2' 11" X 13' 11"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|2' 11" X 13' 11"
|12 Ft - 16 Ft Runner
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Introducing a stunning piece of artistry, we present to you an exquisite Afghani rug with a captivating design known as Harshang. This tribal-style rug showcases a light blue background that effortlessly enhances the rust border, creating a harmonious color palette. Crafted with utmost precision, this rug measures 2'11" x 13'11" and is composed of wool on cotton, ensuring a soft and comfortable feel.
Originating from the mountainous Ghazni Province in South East Afghanistan, the wool used in this rug is sourced from the local sheep known for their long, staple, and high-quality fibers. The raw Ghazni wool is then processed on the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat, where it undergoes hand carting and spinning to transform it into carpet yarn. Woven by skilled ethnic Turkmen weavers, primarily from the Esari Subtribe, this rug is crafted using traditional floor looms in the weavers' own homes. The use of the asymmetrical "Persian" knot technique adds to the rug's distinct character.
This rug boasts impressive durability, owing to the double-wefted construction and heavily packed, depressed warp weaving. It is believed that these qualities make it one of the sturdiest handwoven carpets available today. Embracing ancient traditions, all-natural dye stuffs are used in the creation of this rug, ensuring that it exudes timeless charm.
Notably, the breathtaking blue hues of this rug are derived from natural indigo dye stuffs. Indigo, extracted from the leaves of the indigo plant (indigofera tinctoria), has a storied history dating back thousands of years. Its vibrant blue shades have been cherished by various cultures worldwide.
With a remarkable knots per square inch (KPSI) of 104, our calculations indicate that this rug boasts an impressive total of 603,364 individually hand-tied knots, showcasing the immense skill and dedication of the weavers.
Immerse yourself in the beauty and enchantment of this Afghani Harshang rug, a testament to the timeless craftsmanship and cultural heritage of its origin.