Karaja Handwoven Tribal Rug, J71311



Size: 8' 1" X 9' 11"

SKU: J71311

Pile Fiber: Blue

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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Introducing our exquisite Afghan Karaja Tribal Rug, featuring a captivating design and remarkable craftsmanship. This rug originates from Afghanistan, specifically made by ethnic Turkmen weavers, with most rugs woven by the Esari Subtribe.

The Ghazni Province in Southeast Afghanistan provides the wool used in this rug. The region's mountainous terrain naturally produces longer staple, oily, and higher quality wool, perfect for carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is transported to Herat on the western side of Afghanistan. Here, it undergoes the meticulous process of hand carding and hand spinning into carpet yarn, ensuring exceptional quality.

Handcrafted on traditional floor looms, this rug is woven in the weavers' own homes, creating a cottage industry production style. Utilizing the asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, the rug showcases the expertise and skill of the weavers. The pile is made of all wool, while the warp and weft consist of cotton.

The rug's durable construction is attributed to its double wefted, heavily packed, and depressed warp weaving technique. This technique ensures longevity, making it one of the most durable handwoven carpets available. Furthermore, the use of centuries-old, all-natural dye stuffs contributes to the rug's unique and captivating colors.

Our Afghan Karaja Tribal Rug comes in a delightful combination of light blue for the background and navy for the borders. The main color theme revolves around blue hues, achieved through the use of natural indigo dye stuffs. Natural indigo dyes, derived from the leaves of the indigo plant, have been used for thousands of years to create vibrant blue shades.

With a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 80, this rug showcases the meticulous craftsmanship of the weavers. As we calculated, this item boasts a staggering 912,270 individually hand-tied knots, a testament to the attention to detail and dedication put into its creation.

Indulge in the beauty and cultural heritage of this Afghan Karaja Tribal Rug. Its captivating design, exceptional quality, and rich history make it a prized addition to any collection.


SKU J71311
Size 8' 1" X 9' 11"
Size Category 8 X 10
Shape Rectangle
Design Karaja
Origin Afghani
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Wool On Cotton
Background Color Light Blue
Accent Color Navy
Pile Fiber Blue
Foundation Fiber Missing
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New
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