Mamluk Handwoven Transitional Rug, J64359
Size: 8' 4" X 9' 9"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|Size||8' 4" X 9' 9"|
|Size Category||8 X 10|
|Sub Style||New Classical|
Introducing our exquisite Afghani rug, featuring the stunning Mamluk design and transitional style. This rug boasts a captivating ocean background, adorned with an elegant lavender border, creating a harmonious and visually pleasing composition. The main color of this rug is a deep and rich blue, evoking a sense of tranquility and serenity.
Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this rug is made using the finest materials. The content is wool on cotton, providing a soft and cozy texture. The size of this masterpiece is 8'4" x 9'9", offering a generous space to enhance any room.
Originating from Afghanistan, this rug showcases the incredible craftsmanship of ethnic Turkmen weavers, predominantly from the Esari Subtribe. The top-quality wool used in this rug comes from sheep in the Ghazni Province of South East Afghanistan, benefiting from the region's mountainous terrain. This environment naturally produces longer staple, oily wool, which is highly prized for carpet weaving.
The wool from Ghazni is carefully brought to the western side of Afghanistan, namely around Herat, where it undergoes the traditional process of hand carding and hand spinning into carpet yarn. The weaving takes place in the weavers' own homes, exemplifying a cottage industry approach. The technique used is the asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, ensuring durability and longevity.
The warp and weft of this rug are made of cotton, while the pile is crafted entirely from wool, resulting in a luxurious feel underfoot. The double wefted, heavily packed depressed warp weaving technique contributes to its exceptional durability.
This rug showcases the timeless beauty of all-natural dyes, evoking a sense of connection to centuries-old traditions. It is worth noting that the captivating blue color is derived from natural indigo dye stuffs. Indigo, also known as indigofera tinctoria or true indigo, has been used for thousands of years to produce vibrant blue hues in various cultures around the world.
With a remarkable knots per square inch of 162, this rug is a testament to the weaver's skill and attention to detail. In fact, we have calculated that this item boasts an impressive 1,887,092 individually hand-tied knots in total.
Embrace the timeless beauty and impeccable craftsmanship of this stunning Afghani Mamluk rug. Whether placed in a living room, dining area, or bedroom, it will undoubtedly become the focal point of any space, adding elegance and sophistication to your home.