Serab Handwoven Tribal Rug, J63712
Size: 4' 2" X 6' 1"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|4' 2" X 6' 1"
|4 X 6
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Introducing our exquisite Afghan Serab tribal rug, showcasing a captivating design rooted in Afghani heritage. With a rust-colored background embellished by a navy border, this rug paints a vivid picture of traditional craftsmanship. Its rich red main color adds warmth and character to any space, imparting a sense of history and culture.
Crafted exclusively by ethnic Turkmen weavers, primarily from the Esari Subtribe, this rug utilizes wool sourced from the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan. The mountainous terrain of this region ensures the cultivation of longer staple, oily wool, renowned for its superior quality in carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to Herat, where it is meticulously hand-carded and spun into carpet yarn, ready to be transformed into a masterpiece.
The weaving process takes place in the weavers' own homes, utilizing traditional floor looms and representing a cottage industry of skilled artisans. Employing the asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, this rug boasts a foundation of cotton warp and weft, with a resilient wool pile. The double-wefted technique, combined with a heavily packed depressed warp weaving method, results in a rug of unparalleled durability and craftsmanship.
Centuries-old natural dye stuffs are used throughout, imbuing each thread with rich and authentic colors. The captivating red hues of this rug are derived from natural madder root dyes. Madder root, scientifically known as Rubia tinctorum, has a long history as a dyeing agent and has been cultivated for centuries in various parts of the world. Its roots yield a range of warm and cool shades of red, orange, pink, and brown, creating a visually stunning and timeless palette.
With a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 80, this rug showcases the meticulous artistry of its weavers. Based on our calculations, this item boasts an impressive total of 288,469 individually hand-tied knots. Such dedication and attention to detail ensure that this rug will grace your space with beauty and charm for generations to come.
Embrace the allure of Afghan craftsmanship and the timeless appeal of the Serab design by adding this remarkable rug to your collection. Its authentic origins and exquisite details make it a true treasure awaiting discovery.