Karaja Handwoven Tribal Rug, J70090



Size: 6' 1" X 9' 1"

SKU: J70090

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J70090
Size 6' 1" X 9' 1"
Size Category 6 X 9
Shape Rectangle
Design Karaja
Origin Afghani
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Grey
Background Color Silver
Accent Color Lavender
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing the exquisite Afghani Karaja Tribal Rug, a magnificent piece that reflects the rich tradition and craftsmanship of the ethnic Turkmen weavers, primarily from the Esari Subtribe. This rug sources its wool from the Ghazni Province in Southeast Afghanistan, renowned for its mountainous terrain that produces longer staple, oily, and higher quality wool ideal for carpet weaving.

The journey of this rug begins with the raw Ghazni wool being transported to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat, where it is meticulously hand-carded and hand-spun into carpet yarn. This labor-intensive process ensures the creation of a yarn ready to be woven on traditional floor looms in the weavers' own homes, representing the cottage industry production style.

With its stunning design and tribal allure, this Afghani Karaja rug features an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, showcasing the weavers' skill and expertise. The rug boasts a silver background complemented by a lavender border, adding an elegant touch to its overall appearance.

Crafted with a wool pile on a cotton warp and weft, this rug exhibits double wefted and heavily packed depressed warp weaving, known for its exceptional durability. Each knot has been delicately hand-tied by expert artisans, resulting in a remarkable knots per square inch (KPSI) of 80. By calculating the KPSI, we estimate that this rug has a remarkable 628,855 individually hand-tied knots in total.

To further enhance its authenticity and timeless charm, this Karaja Tribal Rug has been dyed using all-natural sources that have been used for centuries, ensuring its colors stand the test of time.

Measuring 6'1" x 9'1", this new and pristine rug is a testament to the talent and mastery of the Afghan weavers. Its exceptional quality, cultural significance, and captivating design make it a valuable addition to any discerning rug enthusiast's collection.

Experience the allure and artistry of this Afghani Karaja Tribal Rug, a testament to the rich heritage and enduring craftsmanship of the Turkmen weavers of Afghanistan.

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