Mamluk Handwoven Tribal Rug, J54026



Size: 12' 0" X 15' 7"

SKU: J54026

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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This Afghan rug features a Mamluk design, characterized by its tribal style and intricate geometric motifs. The rug has a blue background and a sage border, giving it a unique and eye-catching appearance. Made from wool on cotton, this new rug combines traditional craftsmanship with modern materials.

The Mamluk design has a rich history, with carpets of this style produced from the late fifteenth century until the middle of the sixteenth century. Initially attributed to Damascus, Syria, the production of Mamluk carpets was later established to be in Cairo, Egypt. These carpets were used in both religious and residential structures, and were even used to line the streets during processions.

The rug is woven by ethnic Turkmen weavers, mostly from the Esari subtribe. The wool used in this rug is sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of South East Afghanistan, known for producing high-quality wool due to its mountainous terrain. The wool is then hand-spun into carpet yarn in Herat, where it is ready for weaving.

Woven on traditional floor looms in the weavers' homes, this rug showcases the skill and expertise of the artisans. The asymmetrical "Persian" knot type and double wefted depressed warp weaving technique ensure durability and longevity. Additionally, all-natural dye stuffs are used to create the beautiful hues in the rug.

With a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 162, this rug is meticulously hand-tied, with a total of 4,343,225 individual knots. The quality and attention to detail in its construction make it a valuable and long-lasting piece.

The blue color of this rug is achieved using natural indigo dye. Indigo, derived from the leaves of the indigo plant, is one of the oldest known dyes and has been used for centuries to produce vibrant blue hues. This natural dye adds to the authenticity and character of the rug.

Measuring at 12'0" x 15'7", this rug is an impressive size, making it suitable for large living areas or formal spaces. Its intricate design and vibrant colors will complement a variety of interior styles and add a touch of elegance to any room.

Overall, this Afghan Mamluk rug is a testament to the rich tradition and craftsmanship of Afghan carpet weaving. Its unique design, high-quality materials, and attention to detail make it a worthwhile investment for those seeking a beautiful and durable rug.


SKU J54026
Size 12' 0" X 15' 7"
Size Category 12 X 15
Shape Rectangle
Design Mamluk
Origin Afghani
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Blue
Background Color Blue
Accent Color Sage
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New
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