Khotan Handwoven Traditional Rug, J60931
Size: 9' 3" X 11' 10"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|Size||9' 3" X 11' 10"|
|Size Category||9 X 12|
Introducing our exquisite Afghani rug, featuring the traditional Khotan design, the embodiment of elegance and heritage. This rug boasts a silver background adorned with a striking blue border, creating a captivating contrast that will leave you enchanted. Crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail, this rug is a testament to the mastery of ethnic Turkmen weavers, with a majority hailing from the Esari Subtribe.
The wool used in this rug is sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of South East Afghanistan, where the mountainous terrain naturally produces longer staple, oily, higher quality wool ideal for carpet weaving. This raw Ghazni wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan, particularly around Herat, where it undergoes the meticulous process of hand carting and hand spinning to transform it into luxurious carpet yarn.
Employing the time-honored technique of asymmetrical "Persian" knotting, skilled artisans weave this rug on traditional floor looms, often within the comfort of their own homes, contributing to the rich tradition of cottage industry production. The cotton warp and weft provide a sturdy foundation, while the all-wool pile ensures a soft and comfortable texture.
To ensure durability and longevity, this rug is double wefted with a heavily packed, depressed warp weaving technique, exemplifying the finest craftsmanship in handwoven carpets. The use of centuries-old, all-natural dye stuffs imbues this rug with its captivating colors, and particularly, the mesmerizing blue hue derived from natural indigo dye. Indigo, derived from the leaves of the indigo plant, has been utilized since ancient times to produce vibrant blue tones, and its enduring popularity is a testament to its timeless appeal.
Measuring 9 feet 3 inches by 11 feet 10 inches, this rug creates a generous canvas for its intricate design, ensuring it will be the focal point of any room. With a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 80, we can confidently affirm that this rug boasts an impressive total of 1,245,705 individually hand-tied knots.
Embrace the allure of Afghani craftsmanship and the charm of the traditional Khotan design with this remarkable rug, now available to grace your home with its unparalleled beauty.