Mamluk Handwoven Tribal Rug, J65996
Size: 2' 0" X 3' 2"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|Size||2' 0" X 3' 2"|
|Size Category||2 X 3|
|Sub Style||Nomadic Persian & Turkish|
Introducing a unique and exquisite rug, we proudly present an Afghani Mamluk tribal rug. With its rich history and impressive design, this rug is a true masterpiece of craftsmanship. The background color of this rug is a captivating umber, beautifully complemented by an ivory border. Its main color is a deep and refined shade of brown.
Originating from Afghanistan, specifically from the Ghazni Province in the southeastern region, this rug is crafted using wool sourced from sheep in this area. The Ghazni Province boasts mountainous terrain, which naturally produces longer staple, oily wool of superior quality ideal for carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat, where it is meticulously hand-carded and spun into carpet yarn.
This rug is lovingly woven on traditional floor looms, often located within the weavers' own homes or as part of cottage industry-type production. The weavers, predominantly from the Esari subtribe of the Turkmen community, utilize an asymmetrical "Persian" knot technique. The cotton warp and weft provide a strong foundation for the wool pile, resulting in a double-wefted, heavily packed depressed warp weaving that ensures remarkable durability.
Imbued with the essence of ancient times, this rug is dyed using centuries-old, all-natural dye stuffs. The weaving process involves the use of 2-ply yarn per knot, adding to the intricacy and robustness of the design.
Measuring 2'0" x 3'2", this rug features a notable knot count of 80 per square inch. By calculating the KPSI (knots per square inch), we have determined that this rug boasts an impressive total of 72,078 individually hand-tied knots.
This Afghani Mamluk tribal rug is truly a testament to the skill and artistry of its weavers. With its captivating design and rich history, it is a remarkable piece that will add character and elegance to any space.