Khotan Handwoven Traditional Rug, J69779
Size: 8' 10" X 11' 7"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|8' 10" X 11' 7"
|9 X 12
|Chinese & East Asian
Introducing our exquisite Afghan Khotan rug, renowned for its traditional design and exceptional craftsmanship. This rug originates from Afghanistan and showcases the intricate artistry of the ethnic Turkmen weavers, predominantly from the Esari Subtribe.
Crafted with utmost care and attention to detail, this rug is made from high-quality wool sourced from the Ghazni Province in Southeast Afghanistan. The mountainous terrain of this region provides the ideal conditions for sheep to produce longer staple, oily wool, perfect for carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to Herat, where it undergoes the meticulous process of hand carding and spinning into carpet yarn.
Using traditional floor looms in cottage industries, skilled artisans weave this rug with an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type. The cotton warp and weft provide a strong foundation, while the wool pile ensures a luxurious and durable texture. The double wefted technique, along with the heavily packed and depressed warp weaving, creates a rug that is not only visually stunning but also built to withstand the test of time.
Embracing centuries-old practices, this rug is dyed using all-natural substances. The captivating blue hue is derived from natural indigo dye stuffs, obtained from the leaves of the indigo plant. Indigo, known as one of the oldest dyes in human history, has been cherished worldwide for its ability to produce vibrant blue shades.
With a background in light blue and an ivory border, this Afghan Khotan rug captivates with its harmonious color palette. Measuring 8'10" x 11'7", it is the epitome of elegance and sophistication. The knots per square inch reach a remarkable 80, revealing the meticulous dedication of the weavers. In fact, our calculations estimate that this magnificent rug boasts an impressive total of 1,164,455 individually hand-tied knots.
Immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural significance of this Afghan Khotan rug. Witness the artistry of Turkmen weavers and experience the enduring beauty of natural dyes. Add a touch of elegance and authenticity to your space with this exceptional piece of art.