Large Harshang Handwoven Tribal Rug, J65113



Size: 2' 10" X 9' 9"

SKU: J65113

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J65113
Size 2' 10" X 9' 9"
Size Category 8 ft - 12 ft Runners
Shape Rectangle
Design Large Harshang
Origin Afghani
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Black
Background Color Black
Accent Color Sage
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing our exquisite Afghani rug, featuring a captivating design known as the large harshang. This tribal-style rug showcases a black background adorned with a sage border, creating a striking visual contrast. Crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail, this rug is made of wool on cotton, ensuring both softness and durability.

The origin of this rug can be traced back to the talented ethnic Turkmen weavers, primarily from the Esari Subtribe. The wool used in this masterpiece is sourced from the Ghazni Province of South East Afghanistan, where the mountainous terrain naturally produces longer staple, oily wool of higher quality ideal for carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat, where it undergoes the meticulous process of hand carding and hand spinning into carpet yarn.

A testament to the rich tradition of carpet weaving, this rug is skillfully woven on traditional floor looms in the weavers' own homes, contributing to the cottage industry type production. The weaving technique employed is the asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, resulting in a distinct and visually appealing pattern. The blend of cotton warp and weft, combined with the all-wool pile, ensures a structurally robust and long-lasting rug. The weaving process involves a double-wefted, heavily packed, depressed warp weaving method, making this rug one of the most durable handwoven carpets available today.

An additional highlight of this remarkable rug lies in its use of centuries-old, all-natural dye stuffs, imparting vibrant colors that resist fading and remain captivating over time. The craft and expertise required to achieve such harmonious hues is a testament to the weaver's skill and dedication.

The production of this rug predominantly takes place in Aqucha and Mazar Sharif, utilizing 2-ply yarn per knot for enhanced strength and resilience. With a knot count of 80 knots per square inch (KPSI), our carefully calculated estimate indicates that this rug boasts a staggering 314,387 individually hand-tied knots in total. This level of precision and craftsmanship showcases the dedication and mastery of the weavers.

In summary, our Afghani rug is a stunning example of the large harshang design, showcasing the artistry and skill of the ethnic Turkmen weavers. Its black background and sage border create a visually striking contrast, while its construction of wool on cotton ensures both softness and durability. With centuries-old techniques, all-natural dyes, and an impressive knot count, this rug is a testament to the enduring beauty and craftsmanship of Afghan rug-making tradition.

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