Khotan Handwoven Traditional Rug, J69778
Size: 9' 7" X 14' 0"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|9' 7" X 14' 0"
|10 X 14
|Chinese & East Asian
Introducing our exquisite Afghani Khotan rug, a true testament to the masterful craftsmanship and rich heritage of Afghan rug weaving. This rug originates from Afghanistan, specifically the Ghazni Province in the southeast region of the country, renowned for its pristine mountainous terrain that yields long-staple, exceptionally high-quality wool.
The weavers behind this remarkable rug are primarily from the Esari Subtribe of the Turkmen community, known for their expertise in creating magnificent carpets. To ensure utmost quality, the wool used in this rug is sourced exclusively from Ghazni Province sheep, prized for their distinctively oily, longer staple wool.
The production process begins with the raw Ghazni wool being transported to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat. Here, it undergoes meticulous hand carding and spinning, transforming it into exquisite carpet yarn. The weaving takes place on traditional floor looms, often in the weavers' own homes, contributing to the charm and authenticity of these handmade treasures.
This rug follows the traditional Khotan design, characterized by its intricate motifs and a timeless appeal. The background of the rug features a serene denim hue, evoking a sense of calm and tranquility. The border, in a bone shade, adds an elegant contrast to the overall composition, enhancing its visual allure.
Crafted using the asymmetrical "Persian" knot technique, this rug showcases the remarkable dexterity and skill of the weavers. The pile is made of wool, while the warp and weft are composed of cotton, ensuring a sturdy and durable foundation that will withstand the test of time.
One of the distinguishing features of this rug is its use of all-natural dye stuffs. The captivating blue tones are derived from natural indigo, a renowned dye material obtained from the leaves of the indigo plant (Indigofera tinctoria). This ancient dyeing technique has been cherished by various cultures worldwide for its ability to produce vibrant and enduring blue hues.
Measuring 9'7" x 14'0", this rug boasts a remarkable knots per square inch (KPSI) count of 80. Based on this, we can confidently state that our rug showcases a stunning total of 1,526,900 individually hand-tied knots, a testament to the meticulous attention to detail poured into its creation.
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Afghan rug artistry and bring home a truly exceptional piece of heritage and craftsmanship with our Afghani Khotan rug.