Mamluk Handwoven Transitional Rug, J65169



Size: 5' 0" X 8' 3"

SKU: J65169

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J65169
Size 5' 0" X 8' 3"
Size Category 5 X 7
Shape Rectangle
Design Mamluk
Origin Afghani
Style Transitional
Sub Style New Classical
Primary Color Blue
Background Color Blue
Accent Color Emerald Green
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing the magnificent rug from Afghanistan, featuring the exquisite design of Mamluk and boasting a transitional style. The rug presents a captivating background in a serene blue shade, perfectly complemented by an emerald green border. Crafted with utmost precision, this rug is entirely made of wool on cotton, offering a remarkable texture and durability.

Measuring at 5'0" x 8'3", this rug embodies the craftsmanship of ethnic Turkmen weavers, predominantly from the Esari Subtribe. The wool used in this masterpiece is sourced from the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan, renowned for its mountainous terrain, which nurtures sheep to produce longer staple, oily higher quality wool specific to carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat, where it is meticulously hand-carded and hand-spun into carpet yarn.

Woven on traditional floor looms in the weavers' own homes, this rug follows an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, resulting in a visually captivating pattern. The cotton warp and weft provide a stable foundation, while the all-wool pile ensures comfort and longevity. Furthermore, the double-wefted construction, featuring heavily packed depressed warp weaving, enhances the rug’s durability, making it one of the sturdiest handwoven carpets available.

Adding to its charm, this rug boasts the use of centuries-old, all-natural dye stuffs. The magnificent blue hue is derived from natural indigo dye, sourced from the leaves of the indigo plant (indigofera tinctoria). Known as one of the oldest known dyes, indigo has been cherished by various cultures worldwide for its ability to produce vibrant blue tones.

To provide an insight into the labor-intensive creation of this exceptional rug, calculations based on its knots per square inch (KPSI) reveal an impressive 162. With a total of 958,066 individually hand-tied knots, this rug epitomizes the meticulous dedication invested by the skilled weavers, predominantly from the Karam Kul district of Andkhoi, where higher knot count weaving is highly regarded.

Immerse yourself in the allure of this Afghani treasure, where the creative mastery of the weavers intertwines with the rich history and cultural heritage preserved within its fibers. Discover the magnificence of this unique rug, a testament to the skill and devotion of its creators.

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