Mamluk Handwoven Tribal Rug, J65954
Size: 2' 5" X 9' 9"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|Size||2' 5" X 9' 9"|
|Size Category||8 ft - 12 ft Runners|
|Sub Style||Nomadic Persian & Turkish|
Introducing our exquisite Afghani Mamluk tribal rug, featuring a stunning grey background adorned with a captivating red border. This rug, with its meticulous design and craftsmanship, is a true testament to the rich heritage of Afghan rug weaving.
Handwoven by skilled Turkmen weavers, primarily from the Esari Subtribe, this rug is made from the finest wool sourced from the Ghazni Province of South East Afghanistan. The mountainous terrain of this region naturally produces longer staple, oily wool, known for its superior quality in carpet weaving.
The wool is meticulously hand carted and spun into carpet yarn in the western side of Afghanistan, specifically around Herat. Utilizing traditional floor looms, these rugs are woven in the weavers' own homes, embodying a cottage industry type production.
Featuring an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, this rug showcases the expertise and precision of the weavers. Its cotton warp and weft, along with a wool pile, contribute to its durability and longevity. The double wefted, heavily packed depressed warp weaving technique ensures that this handwoven carpet is built to withstand the test of time.
To add to its allure, this rug is dyed using all-natural dye stuffs, creating a harmonious blend of colors that have been utilized for centuries. The captivating red in this rug is derived from madder root dyes, sourced from the roots of the madder plant, scientifically known as Rubia tinctorum. This natural dyeing process results in warm and cool shades of red, orange, pink, and brown, adding depth and character to the overall design.
With an impressive knots per square inch (KPSI) of 162, our meticulous calculation reveals that this rug boasts a remarkable 547,266 individually hand-tied knots in total. This attention to detail showcases the skill and dedication of the weavers involved in creating this masterpiece.
Measuring 2'5" x 9'9", this new rug is a testament to the timeless beauty of Afghan rug weaving. It serves as a mesmerizing piece of art that is sure to enhance any interior space, be it contemporary or traditional.
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Afghan rugs with this Afghani Mamluk tribal rug. Experience the rich history, exquisite craftsmanship, and unparalleled beauty that has made these rugs highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike.