Quatrefoil Bijar Handwoven Traditional Rug, J64975



Size: 9' 0" X 12' 0"

SKU: J64975

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J64975
Size 9' 0" X 12' 0"
Size Category 9 X 12
Shape Rectangle
Design Quatrefoil Bijar
Origin Afghani
Style Traditional
Sub Style Formal Classic Persian
Primary Color Blue
Background Color Navy
Accent Color Red
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing our exquisite rug, sourced from Afghanistan, known for its rich heritage in rug weaving. This particular rug showcases a traditional design called quatrefoil bijar, featuring a captivating combination of navy background and a striking red border. The main color of this stunning rug is a deep and royal blue, adding a touch of elegance to any space.

Crafted using wool on cotton, this rug exhibits exceptional quality and durability. The wool used in this masterpiece is sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan, where the mountainous terrain produces longer staple wool, ideal for carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan, around Herat, where it undergoes intricate processes such as hand carting and hand spinning to transform it into exquisite carpet yarn.

Woven on traditional floor looms in the homes of skilled weavers, this rug showcases an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type. The combination of a cotton warp and weft with an all-wool pile results in a luxuriously soft texture while ensuring its durability. The double-wefted heavily packed depressed warp weaving adds to the rug's resilience, making it a truly lasting investment.

One of the most fascinating aspects of this rug lies in its use of all-natural dye stuffs. The captivating blue hues are derived from natural indigo dye, obtained from the leaves of the indigo plant (indigofera tinctoria). This ancient dye has been used by various cultures around the world for thousands of years, offering vibrant and timeless shades of blue.

Additionally, the rug features the color red, obtained from natural madder root dyes. Madder root, scientifically known as Rubia tinctorum, has a long history of use as a dyeing agent, with different cultures cultivating it for centuries. Madder root dyes offer a wide range of warm and cool red, orange, pink, and brown shades, adding a touch of richness to this exquisite rug.

With a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 162, it is estimated that this rug contains a remarkable 2,508,392 individually hand-tied knots.

This navy and red rug is truly a testament to the craftsmanship and cultural heritage of Afghanistan. Its traditional design, quality materials, and meticulous construction make it an ideal choice for those seeking a timeless and elegant addition to their home or collection.

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