Harshang Handwoven Tribal Rug, J71284
Size: 9' 0" X 11' 9"
Pile Fiber: Blue
|9' 0" X 11' 9"
|9 X 12
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
|Wool On Cotton
Introducing our exquisite Afghan Harshang tribal rug. This rug showcases the traditional designs and craftsmanship of the Afghan Turkmen weavers, predominantly from the Esari Subtribe. The wool used in this rug is sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan, known for its mountainous terrain that produces longer staple and higher quality wool for carpet weaving.
The journey of this rug begins with the raw Ghazni wool being brought to the western side of Afghanistan, around Herat, where it is meticulously hand carded and spun into carpet yarn. The weaving is carried out on traditional floor looms in the weavers' own homes, representing a cottage industry type of production. The rugs are woven using an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, with a cotton warp and weft and an all-wool pile.
One notable feature of this rug is its double wefted heavily packed depressed warp weaving, which adds to its durability. The centuries-old tradition of using all-natural dyes further enhances the charm and authenticity of this piece. The blue hues in this rug are achieved through the use of natural indigo dye, derived from the leaves of the indigo plant. Natural indigo has been used by humans for thousands of years and is renowned for producing vibrant blues.
Measuring 9'0" x 11'9" in size, this new rug boasts a dense knotting density of 80 knots per square inch. Through our calculations, we estimate that this rug has a remarkable 1,203,505 individually hand-tied knots in total.
Own a piece of Afghan craftsmanship and heritage with this meticulously crafted Afghan Harshang tribal rug.