Mamluk Handwoven Transitional Rug, J65016
Size: 8' 2" X 10' 11"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|8' 2" X 10' 11"
|8 X 10
Introducing the exquisite Mamluk rug from Afghanistan, showcasing a delightful blend of transitional design. This rug boasts an origin from Afghanistan, specifically hailing from the ethereal province of Ghazni, known for its mountainous terrain that naturally produces longer staple oily wool, perfect for carpet weaving.
The weavers behind this masterpiece primarily belong to the Esari Subtribe, known for their exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail. The wool used in this rug is sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province, carefully collected and transported to Herat, located on the western side of Afghanistan. Here, the wool is meticulously hand-carted and hand-spun into carpet yarn, resulting in a texture that exudes quality and luxury.
Woven on traditional floor looms in the weavers' own homes, this rug truly embodies the cottage industry spirit. The weaving technique employed in this rug is the asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, adding to its authenticity and cultural significance. The foundation of this rug consists of a cotton warp and weft, while the pile is composed entirely of luscious wool. The double-wefted, heavily packed depressed warp weaving technique enhances the durability of this handwoven beauty, ensuring its longevity for years to come.
What sets this rug apart is its rich history and tradition of employing centuries-old, all-natural dye stuffs. Each color adorning this rug has been carefully derived from natural sources, giving it a timeless appeal and an organic allure.
The Karam Kul district of Andkhoi is renowned for its skilled weavers and higher knot count weaving. It is within this district that this remarkable rug was mostly woven. The weavers utilized hand-spun, single-ply pern knot yarn, adding to the uniqueness and quality of this piece.
With a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 162, this rug showcases impressive intricacy in its design and construction. To offer some perspective on the level of craftsmanship involved, we have calculated that there are a remarkable 2,070,664 individually hand-tied knots in this rug, a testament to the time and effort invested by the skilled weavers.
This Afghan Mamluk rug truly represents a blend of tradition, artistry, and exceptional quality. Whether it graces your living room, bedroom, or any space in need of a touch of elegance, this rug is sure to captivate and enhance the beauty of its surroundings.