Heriz Handwoven Tribal Rug, J69546
Size: 2' 2" X 6' 1"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|2' 2" X 6' 1"
|6 ft - 8 ft Runners
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Introducing our exquisite rug, an authentic piece of Afghan craftsmanship. This rug belongs to the Heriz design family, renowned for their tribal style and intricate patterns. With a background of medium blue and a red border, it exudes a captivating charm. Crafted using traditional techniques, this rug is made from 100% wool on a cotton foundation, ensuring both durability and comfort.
The origins of this rug can be traced back to Afghanistan, specifically the Ghazni Province in the southeastern part of the country. This region's mountainous terrain provides sheep with longer staple, oily, and high-quality wool, which is essential for weaving luxurious carpets. The raw Ghazni wool is carefully transported to Herat, on the western side of Afghanistan, where skilled artisans hand-card and spin it into carpet yarn.
The weaving process takes place in the homes of ethnic Turkmen weavers, particularly those from the Esari Subtribe. Using traditional floor looms, these talented craftsmen create this rug with the asymmetrical "Persian" knot technique, ensuring its strength and longevity. The warp and weft consist of cotton, while the pile comprises pure wool.
What sets this rug apart is its use of all-natural dye stuffs. The mesmerizing blue hue is derived from natural indigo dyes, obtained from the leaves of the indigo plant (indigofera tinctoria). This ancient dyeing technique, dating back thousands of years, has been cherished worldwide for its ability to produce vibrant blue shades.
Additionally, the rug features a touch of red, achieved through the use of natural madder root dyes. Madder root (Rubia tinctorum) has been cultivated for centuries and is highly regarded for its range of warm and cool red, orange, pink, and brown shades. The inclusion of these natural dyes enhances the timeless beauty and authenticity of this rug.
The impeccable craftsmanship of this rug is reflected in its knot density, boasting 80 knots per square inch. By calculating the KPSI, we estimate that there are approximately 150,005 individually hand-tied knots in this unique piece.
Measuring at 2'2" x 6'1", this rug is a perfect addition to any space, adding warmth, style, and a touch of Afghan heritage. Embrace the artistry and tradition woven into every knot and bring the beauty of Afghanistan into your home with this exceptional rug.