Mamluk Handwoven Tribal Rug, J64486



Size: 8' 2" X 11' 4"

SKU: J64486

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J64486
Size 8' 2" X 11' 4"
Size Category 9 X 12
Shape Rectangle
Design Mamluk
Origin Afghani
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Blue
Background Color Aqua
Accent Color Rust
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing this exquisite Afghani rug, we proudly present a true masterpiece of craftsmanship and artistry. Its design draws inspiration from the ancient Mamluk tradition, renowned for its elegant motifs and geometric patterns. This rug showcases a tribal style, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the Afghan people.

The background of this remarkable rug features a sublime shade of aqua, enveloping the entire piece with a serene ambiance. The border, on the other hand, is adorned with a captivating rust color, adding a touch of warmth and sophistication. The main color scheme is dominated by a delightful teal hue, which enhances the rug's overall aesthetic appeal.

Crafted with utmost skill and precision, this rug is a testament to the expertise of Afghan weavers, particularly those from the Esari Subtribe. The wool used in its creation is sourced from sheep residing in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan. Known for its rugged mountainous terrain, this region provides the ideal conditions for producing long-staple, high-quality wool.

The wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat, where it is meticulously hand-carded and spun into yarn suitable for carpet weaving. Traditional floor looms are employed in the homes of skilled artisans, adding a personal touch and fostering a cottage industry-type production.

The weaving technique used in this rug is an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, ensuring durability and longevity. The sturdy foundation comprises a cotton warp and weft, while the luxurious pile consists of wool. The weft is double-layered, tightly woven, and impressively dense, resulting in a carpet that can withstand the test of time.

Adding to the allure of this rug is the fact that it is naturally dyed with centuries-old techniques, utilizing all-natural dye stuffs. This ancient method not only imparts a range of rich and vibrant colors but also ensures the preservation of traditional dyeing methods.

To further appreciate the artistry involved, it is worth noting that this rug is mostly woven in the Karam Kul district of Andkhoi, where skilled weavers are known for their ability to achieve a higher knot count. The yarn used is hand-spun and consists of single ply pern knots.

With a remarkable knot count of 162 knots per square inch, this rug is truly a labor of love and dedication. This intricate detail results in a staggering total of 2,149,684 individually hand-tied knots throughout the rug's entirety.

Measuring at 8'2" x 11'4", this rug commands attention and can be the perfect centerpiece for any living space. Its stunning design, meticulous craftsmanship, and rich cultural heritage make it an extraordinary addition to any rug collection.

(Note: This description is based on the factual information provided.)

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