Sauj Balaugh Handwoven Tribal Rug, J69549



Size: 2' 9" X 9' 11"

SKU: J69549

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J69549
Size 2' 9" X 9' 11"
Size Category 8 ft - 12 ft Runners
Shape Rectangle
Design Sauj Balaugh
Origin Afghani
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Blue
Background Color Medium Blue
Accent Color Green
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing the mesmerizing Afghani rug with a delightfully tribal design known as Sauj Balaugh. With its medium blue background and a border adorned with a vibrant shade of green, this rug is truly a sight to behold. The origin of this exquisite piece can be traced back to Afghanistan, specifically the Ghazni province known for its mountainous terrain that produces high-quality wool.

Crafted by skillful ethnic Turkmen weavers, many of whom belong to the Esari Subtribe, this rug showcases their exceptional craftsmanship. The wool used in this rug is sourced from sheep native to the Ghazni province, renowned for its longer staple and superior quality. The wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat, where it is meticulously hand carted and spun into carpet yarn.

Woven on traditional floor looms, this rug is a testimony to the timeless art of handweaving. Its construction features an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, with a cotton warp and weft and a wool pile. The double-wefted technique, along with the heavily packed depressed warp weaving style, ensures unparalleled durability, making it a long-lasting investment.

One of the highlights of this rug lies in its centuries-old natural dyeing process. The captivating blue hue, so prominent in this piece, comes from the use of natural indigo dyes derived from the leaves of the indigo plant. Indigo dye has a rich history spanning thousands of years, with cultures worldwide embracing its vibrant appeal. This rug proudly carries on this tradition with its all-natural dyes that add depth and character to its design.

Measuring 2'9" x 9'11", this rug boasts a notable knot per square inch (KPSI) of 80, signifying its intricate craftsmanship. Calculations reveal that this rug is comprised of an astounding 310,361 individually hand-tied knots.

Immerse yourself in the allure of this Afghani rug, a testament to the age-old artistry and cultural heritage of its makers. Bring home this remarkable piece that seamlessly blends tradition, craftsmanship, and timeless beauty.

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