Mamluk Handwoven Tribal Rug, J70502
Size: 8' 3" X 9' 8"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|8' 3" X 9' 8"
|8 X 10
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Introducing our exquisite Afghani Mamluk tribal rug with a medium blue background and a teal border. This rug showcases the rich craftsmanship and artistry of ethnic Turkmen weavers, particularly from the Esari Subtribe. Each rug is meticulously handcrafted using wool sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of South East Afghanistan, renowned for its mountainous terrain that produces longer staple and higher quality wool.
Before reaching its final form, the raw Ghazni wool is transported to the western side of Afghanistan around Herat, where it undergoes a traditional process of hand carding and hand spinning to create the carpet yarn. Woven on floor looms in the weavers' own homes, these rugs are the result of a cottage industry-type production.
The rug features a unique asymmetrical "Persian" knot type and boasts a cotton warp and weft with a wool pile. Double wefting and a heavily packed, depressed warp weaving technique ensure the utmost durability in these handwoven carpets. This rug is a testament to the centuries-old tradition of using all-natural dye stuffs, resulting in its stunning blues derived from the indigo plant. Indigo, with its vibrant blue hues, has been used by various cultures worldwide for thousands of years.
Our Afghani Mamluk tribal rug measures 8'3" X 9'8" and exhibits a remarkable 162 knots per square inch. With a total of 1,852,268 individually hand-tied knots, this rug exemplifies the dedication and meticulousness of its weavers. Bring home a piece of Afghan craftsmanship and add a touch of tribal elegance to your space with this extraordinary rug.