Memling Gul Handwoven Tribal Rug, J63111
Size: 8' 0" X 9' 11"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|Size||8' 0" X 9' 11"|
|Size Category||8 X 10|
|Accent Color||Black Raspberry|
Introducing our exquisite rug, originating from Afghanistan, and boasting the elegant design of Memling Gul, a classic choice for those with a penchant for tribal aesthetics. This rug features a captivating background in shades of grey, while its border showcases a striking combination of black and raspberry tones, creating a visually pleasing contrast. Crafted with utmost care, this rug is made of high-quality wool on a cotton foundation, ensuring its durability and longevity.
Measuring at 8 feet and 0 inches in width and 9 feet and 11 inches in length, this rug is an ideal size to adorn any living space or room. It showcases the skilled craftsmanship of ethnic Turkmen weavers, primarily from the Esari Subtribe. The wool used in this rug comes from sheep in the Ghazni Province of South East Afghanistan, where the mountainous terrain allows for the production of longer staple oily wool, perfect for carpet weaving.
The production process involves the raw Ghazni wool being transported to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat, where it is meticulously hand-carted and spun into carpet yarn. The weaving takes place on traditional floor looms, often within people's own homes or as part of a cottage industry. With an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type and the use of cotton warp and weft, this rug exemplifies the durability and authenticity of traditional handwoven carpets.
Embracing centuries-old techniques, this rug is dyed using all-natural colorings, resulting in a vibrant and organic color palette. Many of these rugs are woven in Aqucha and Mazar Sharif, with each knot skillfully created using a double ply yarn. With a knot count of 80 knots per square inch, we estimate that this rug consists of approximately 902,869 individually hand-tied knots, a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship invested in its creation.
Immerse yourself in the allure of this Afghani treasure, showcasing the distinctive design elements of the Memling Gul pattern, and indulge in the rich cultural heritage that this rug embodies. Crafted with precision and care, this rug is not only a functional addition to your home but also a work of art that tells a story. Embrace the enduring beauty and quality of this piece, and let it become an exquisite focal point in your space.