Mamluk Handwoven Tribal Rug, J65953



Size: 4' 8" X 6' 10"

SKU: J65953

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J65953
Size 4' 8" X 6' 10"
Size Category 5 X 7
Shape Rectangle
Design Mamluk
Origin Afghanistan
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Red
Background Color Rust
Accent Color Beige
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing an exquisite Afghani rug, this unique piece features the captivating design of a Mamluk pattern, representing the rich heritage of tribal artistry. The background has a stunning rust color, beautifully complemented by a beige border. The main color of this rug is a vibrant red, adding a touch of warmth to any space.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this rug showcases the traditional weaving techniques of skilled Ethnic Turkmen weavers, predominantly from the Esari Subtribe. The wool used in this rug is sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan. Due to the mountainous terrain, this region naturally produces longer staple, oily wool, which is ideal for carpet weaving.

The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan, specifically around Herat, where it undergoes the process of hand carting and hand spinning into carpet yarn. The weaving is carried out on traditional floor looms, primarily in the weavers' own homes, contributing to a cottage industry type of production.

Employing the asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, this rug features a cotton warp and weft, with an all-wool pile. The double wefted technique, along with the heavily packed depressed warp weaving, ensures exceptional durability, making this handwoven carpet capable of withstanding the test of time.

True to tradition, this rug is dyed using all-natural dye stuffs, resulting in a timeless color palette. The captivating red tones in this rug are achieved through the use of madder root dyes. Madder root, scientifically known as Rubia tinctorum, has been cultivated for centuries and is renowned for its ability to produce a range of warm and cool red, orange, pink, and brown shades. This rug embodies the rich history of natural dyeing techniques that have been cherished by various cultures around the world.

With a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 104, this rug exemplifies the meticulous craftsmanship of the weavers. Based on our calculations, this item boasts an impressive total of 474,014 individually hand-tied knots, a testament to the dedication and skill put into its creation.

This exceptional rug measures 4'8" in width and 6'10" in length, making it a versatile addition to any living space or collection. Embrace the artistry and authenticity of this Afghani Mamluk tribal rug, a true testament to the ancient traditions and craftsmanship of the weavers.

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