Moonlight Gabbeh Handwoven Tribal Rug, J64336



Size: 5' 7" X 7' 7"

SKU: J64336

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J64336
Size 5' 7" X 7' 7"
Size Category 6 X 9
Shape Rectangle
Design Moonlight Gabbeh
Origin Afghanistan
Style Tribal
Sub Style Gabbeh
Primary Color Blue
Background Color Ocean
Accent Color Navy
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing the exquisite Moonlight Gabbeh rug from Afghanistan. This tribal-style rug showcases a mesmerizing design and captivating color combination. The background is reminiscent of the vast ocean, while the border exudes a deep navy hue. The main color of this rug is an enchanting blue, adding a touch of tranquility to any space.

Crafted using high-quality materials, this rug features a wool pile on a cotton foundation, ensuring both comfort and durability. With a size of 5 '7" x 7 '7", it will effortlessly enhance the elegance of any room.

Sourced from ethnic Turkmen weavers, predominantly from the Esari Subtribe, this rug's wool originates from the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan. The mountainous terrain of this region naturally produces longer staple, oily wool, ideal for carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat, where it undergoes the meticulous processes of hand carting and hand spinning into carpet yarn.

Each rug is skillfully woven on traditional floor looms, often within the weavers' own homes or as part of cottage industry production. The asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, combined with a cotton warp and weft, creates a structurally sound rug, ensuring longevity and endurance even in high-traffic areas.

The Moonlight Gabbeh rug is a testament to the centuries-old tradition of using natural dye stuffs. The captivating blue color of this rug derives from natural indigo dye, extracted from the leaves of the indigo plant (known scientifically as Indigofera tinctoria). This plant-based dye has been used by humans for thousands of years, producing vibrant blue hues that have enamored cultures across the globe.

With a knot density of 104 knots per square inch, this rug showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of the weavers from the Karam Kul district of Andkhoi, renowned for their high knot count weaving. In total, this rug boasts an impressive 629,362 individually hand-tied knots, a testament to the meticulous attention to detail that goes into its creation.

Indulge your senses with the Moonlight Gabbeh rug – a masterpiece of Afghan craftsmanship, enriched by the history of its origin and the artistry infused within every mesmerizing knot.

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