Mamluk Handwoven Tribal Rug, J64372



Size: 7' 11" X 8' 1"

SKU: J64372

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J64372
Size 7' 11" X 8' 1"
Size Category 8 X 10
Shape Square
Design Mamluk
Origin Afghani
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Pink
Background Color Coral
Accent Color Blue
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing our exquisite rug, a square afghani piece with a captivating mamluk design. This tribal-style rug features a coral background and a border adorned with a striking shade of blue. Its main color is a vibrant red that adds a touch of warmth to any space. Crafted using traditional techniques, this rug combines wool and cotton, with a new condition ensuring its impeccable quality. With a size of 7 '11" X 8 '1 ", it is perfect for adding a unique touch to your interior decor.

This rug emerges from the skilled hands of ethnic Turkmen weavers, predominantly from the Esari Subtribe. The wool used in its creation is sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of South East Afghanistan, benefitting from the region's mountainous terrain, which produces longer staple, oily, and higher quality wool for carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan, particularly around Herat, where it is hand carded and hand-spun into carpet yarn. Woven on traditional floor looms, these rugs are crafted within people's homes, contributing to a cottage industry type production. With an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type and a cotton warp and weft (wool pile), the double wefted heavily packed depressed warp weaving ensures the utmost durability for these handwoven carpets. Moreover, generations-old knowledge and the use of all-natural dye stuffs in the dyeing process contribute to the rug's authenticity.

This rug is mostly woven in the Karam Kul district of Andkhoi, renowned for its skilled weavers and higher knot count weaving. Each yarn used in its construction is hand-spun into a single ply pern knot yarn, demonstrating the dedication and intricate craftsmanship that goes into its creation.

The beautiful blue hues in this rug are derived from natural indigo dye. Sourced from the leaves of the indigo plant (indigofera tinctoria), natural indigo dyes have been used by humans for thousands of years and are known for their vibrant shades of blue. Across various cultures, indigo has been widely celebrated as a stunning and enduring dye.

In the case of this rug, the captivating red color is achieved through the use of natural madder root dyes. These dyes are extracted from the roots of the madder plant (Rubia tinctorum), which has been cultivated for centuries for its dyeing properties. Madder root dyes offer a range of warm and cool red, orange, pink, and brown shades, and their use in dyeing has transcended cultural boundaries throughout history.

We are proud to present this rug with a remarkable knots per square inch (KPSI) count of 104, reflecting the skill and precision of the weaver. In fact, based on our calculations, this rug boasts an impressive total of 951,227 individually hand-tied knots.

Add a touch of elegance and authenticity to your space with this remarkable rug. Its rich colors, meticulous craftsmanship, and durable construction make it a treasure worth cherishing for generations to come.

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