Mamluk Handwoven Transitional Rug, J63845
Size: 7' 10" X 9' 9"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|7' 10" X 9' 9"
|8 X 10
Introducing our stunning Afghan Mamluk Transitional Rug! This exquisite rug combines traditional Afghan craftsmanship with a transitional design, making it a perfect addition to any home decor. With its origin rooted in Afghan weaving techniques, this rug showcases the rich heritage and artistry of Afghan rug makers.
The Mamluk design, renowned for its geometric motifs and vibrant colors, holds a significant place in the history of carpet weaving. Although the exact origins of Mamluk carpets remain a topic of debate among scholars, they were produced between the 15th and 16th centuries, primarily in Cairo, Egypt. Our rug pays homage to this historical design, featuring a central dusty rose background adorned with a striking blue border.
Crafted from wool on cotton, this rug is not only visually stunning but also offers exceptional durability. The wool used in its creation is sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan, known for producing high-quality, long-staple wool ideal for carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then hand carted and hand-spun into carpet yarn, ensuring each knot is meticulously crafted.
Woven on traditional floor looms in the homes of skilled Afghan weavers, this rug is a testament to their expertise and dedication to their craft. The asymmetrical "Persian" knot type adds to the rug's authenticity and creates a textured and luxurious feel underfoot. The double wefted depressed warp weaving technique employed in its construction ensures maximum durability, making this rug an investment that will withstand the test of time.
What sets our Afghan Mamluk Transitional Rug apart is its attention to detail. Every inch of this rug boasts 104 knots per square inch, amounting to an impressive 1,135,279 individually hand-tied knots in total.
To achieve its captivating dusty rose background and blue border, this rug is dyed with natural indigo dye stuffs. Natural indigo dyes, derived from the leaves of the indigo plant, have been used for thousands of years to create vibrant blue hues. The use of natural dyes adds depth and richness to the rug's color palette while also supporting a sustainable and eco-friendly approach to rug making.
With a size of 8 x 10 feet, this rug is versatile enough to enhance both small and large spaces. Its transitional style allows it to seamlessly blend with various decor themes, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to any room.
Indulge in the timeless beauty and craftsmanship of our Afghan Mamluk Transitional Rug. Add a touch of history and elegance to your home with this unique piece that celebrates the artistic traditions of Afghan rug weaving.