Malatya Handwoven Tribal Rug, J60930
Size: 8' 0" X 10' 0"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|Size||8' 0" X 10' 0"|
|Size Category||8 X 10|
|Sub Style||Nomadic Persian & Turkish|
Introducing our exquisite rug from Afghanistan, specifically from the region of Malatya, we present a tribal-style piece with a fascinating history. Crafted by skilled weavers belonging to the Esari Subtribe, this rug showcases their remarkable artistry and attention to detail.
The background of this captivating rug features a warm, soothing beige hue, while the border elegantly highlights shades of blue. The main color, once again, is a lovely beige tone, creating a harmonious and inviting aesthetic.
As for its construction, this rug is made using high-quality wool sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of South East Afghanistan. The mountainous terrain of this region naturally produces longer staple, oily wool perfect for carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to Herat, a city in western Afghanistan, where it undergoes the meticulous process of hand carding and hand spinning into carpet yarn.
Using traditional floor looms within their own homes, these skilled weavers create this rug with an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type. The warp and weft, made of cotton, form the foundation for the all-wool pile, resulting in a durable and long-lasting masterpiece. The double-wefted and heavily-packed depressed warp weaving technique ensures its exceptional durability for years to come.
In addition to its impeccable craftsmanship, this rug boasts centuries-old all-natural dyes. The color blue, specifically, is derived from natural indigo dye stuffs obtained from the leaves of the indigo plant (indigofera tinctoria). Known for its vibrant blue hues, indigo has been used by various cultures for thousands of years.
With a knot per square inch (KPSI) of 80, this rug showcases the incredible precision and dedication of its weavers. By calculating the KPSI, we can proudly state that this rug features a grand total of 910,453 individually hand-tied knots. Such meticulous handiwork ensures the utmost quality and uniqueness of this exceptional piece.
With its distinct Afghani origin, captivating Malatya design, and tribal style, this rug is a true testament to the ancient art of rug weaving. Immerse yourself in its cultural richness, and let it add warmth and beauty to your space.