Mamluk Handwoven Tribal Rug, J68726



Size: 8' 10" X 11' 7"

SKU: J68726

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J68726
Size 8' 10" X 11' 7"
Size Category 9 X 12
Shape Rectangle
Design Mamluk
Origin Afghani
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Blue
Background Color Sky Blue
Accent Color Persimmon
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing our exquisite Afghan Mamluk tribal rug, a true masterpiece that will transform any space into a work of art. Handcrafted with meticulous care and attention to detail, this rug reflects the rich heritage of Mamluk carpets, showcasing their distinctive design elements and traditional weaving techniques.

Originating from Afghanistan, this rug captures the essence of Mamluk carpets, which were produced during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in the region. While their precise origins have been debated, the quality and craftsmanship of these carpets are undeniable. The weaving tradition continued even after the Ottoman conquest of Egypt in 1517, preserving the beauty of Mamluk carpets for generations to come.

This rug boasts a captivating design inspired by the Mamluk style, characterized by geometric motifs and vibrant colors. The background is a serene sky blue, evoking a sense of tranquility, while the persimmon border adds a touch of warmth and elegance. The primary color, blue, forms the foundation of the rug's aesthetic, creating a harmonious and visually pleasing composition.

Crafted from wool on cotton, this rug exemplifies the skill of ethnic Turkmen weavers, predominantly from the Esari subtribe. The wool used for weaving is sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan, known for its high-quality, long-staple, and oily fibers ideal for carpet production. The raw wool is then meticulously hand-carded and spun in Herat, preparing it for the weaving process.

Speaking of the weaving process, this rug is woven on traditional floor looms in the weavers' homes, showcasing the beauty of cottage industry craftsmanship. The asymmetrical Persian knot type, along with the double-wefted heavily packed depressed warp weaving technique, ensures exceptional durability and longevity.

What makes this rug even more extraordinary is its use of centuries-old, all-natural dye stuffs. The colors, created from traditional dyeing methods, are not only beautiful but also environmentally friendly. Each individual knot is meticulously hand-tied, resulting in a breathtaking total of 2,376,456 knots in this incredible masterpiece.

This particular rug, measuring 9 x 12 feet, further showcases the exceptional skills of weavers from the Karam Kul district of Andkhoi, renowned for their higher knot count weaving. The hand-spun, single-ply pern knot yarn adds depth and texture to the rug, enriching its overall aesthetic appeal.

Incorporate this magnificent Afghan Mamluk tribal rug into your home or office to create a space that exudes timeless elegance and cultural significance. Its exquisite craftsmanship, rich history, and enduring beauty will undoubtedly captivate all who lay eyes upon it.

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