Mamluk Handwoven Tribal Rug, J65087
Size: 9' 0" X 12' 0"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|Size||9' 0" X 12' 0"|
|Size Category||9 X 12|
|Sub Style||Nomadic Persian & Turkish|
|Background Color||Light Blue|
Introducing a magnificent rug from Afghanistan, our Afghani Mamluk tribal rug showcases a captivating design with a light blue background and a striking red border. Crafted using high-quality wool on a cotton foundation, this new rug measures 9'0" x 12'0".
The weavers of this rug hail from the Esari Subtribe, known for their exceptional craftsmanship. They source the wool from sheep in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan, where the mountainous terrain produces longer staple, oily wool, ideal for carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan, around Herat, where it undergoes hand carding and hand spinning, transforming into carpet yarn ready for weaving.
Utilizing traditional floor looms in their own homes, this rug is woven using an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type. It features a cotton warp and weft, with an all-wool pile. The double wefted heavily packed depressed warp weaving technique ensures durability, resulting in a handwoven carpet that will withstand the test of time.
Keeping in line with centuries-old traditions, this rug is dyed using all-natural dye stuffs. The captivating blue hues are achieved through the use of natural indigo dye obtained from the leaves of the indigo plant. Indigo, one of the oldest known dyes employed by humans, imparts a vibrant and timeless blue color.
The rug also incorporates natural madder root dyes to create its rich red tones. Madder root dyes, derived from the Rubia tinctorum plant, have a long history of use as a dyeing agent, offering a wide range of warm and cool red, orange, pink, and brown shades. These natural dyes have been utilized by various cultures worldwide for centuries.
With a knots per square inch count of 162, this rug boasts an impressive craftsmanship. We meticulously calculated that the hand-tied knots in this rug amount to a staggering 2,508,392, a testament to the skill and dedication of the weavers.
Experience the allure of this Afghani Mamluk tribal rug, a true masterpiece that merges history and art.