Qashqai Handwoven Tribal Rug, J64447
Size: 9' 1" X 11' 8"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|Size||9' 1" X 11' 8"|
|Size Category||9 X 12|
|Sub Style||Nomadic Persian & Turkish|
Introducing our exquisite rug, an authentic Afghani masterpiece with a Qashqai design. This tribal-style rug showcases a captivating navy background with a rust-colored border, creating a visually striking contrast. Crafted with precision and care, this rug is made of high-quality wool on a cotton foundation, ensuring both durability and comfort.
Originating from the skilled hands of ethnic Turkmen weavers, mainly belonging to the Esari Subtribe, this rug embodies the rich heritage of Afghanistan. The wool used in this rug hails from sheep raised in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan. The region's mountainous terrain provides ideal conditions for the growth of longer staple, oily wool, renowned for its exceptional quality in carpet weaving.
The journey of this rug's creation begins with the raw Ghazni wool, which is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan near Herat. There, the wool undergoes a meticulous process, including hand carding and hand spinning, transforming it into exquisite carpet yarn. Finally, these yarns are woven on traditional floor looms, often within the weavers' own homesâ€”a testament to the cottage industry production that has been passed down through generations.
Using the asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, each knot is lovingly tied by hand, ensuring the precision and intricate detailing that characterizes this rug. The use of cotton warp and weft, combined with a double-wefted, heavily packed, depressed warp weaving technique, results in a robust and enduring work of art.
As for the colors adorning this rug, the mesmerizing blue hues are derived from natural indigo dye stuffs. Natural indigo, obtained from the leaves of the indigo plant (indigofera tinctoria), has been utilized for thousands of years across different cultures to produce vibrant blue shades. This piece encapsulates the timeless allure of this ancient dyeing technique.
Measuring 9'1" x 11'8", our rug boasts a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 80, a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship involved in its creation. By calculating the KPSI, we estimate that this exceptional rug is composed of an astonishing 1,206,033 individually hand-tied knots.
Experience the beauty and artistry of this Afghani Qashqai rug, a true testament to the skill and dedication of its creators. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture that this rug embodies.