Serapi Handwoven Transitional Rug, J63853



Size: 8' 1" X 11' 0"

SKU: J63853

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J63853
Size 8' 1" X 11' 0"
Size Category 8 X 10
Shape Rectangle
Design Serapi
Origin Afghanistan
Style Transitional
Sub Style New Classical
Primary Color Beige
Background Color Beige
Accent Color Blue
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing our exquisite rug from Afghanistan, featuring the Serapi design, which falls under the transitional style category. The background of this rug is a beautiful beige, elegantly framed by a border in a captivating shade of blue. Made from high-quality wool on cotton, this new rug is a testament to the skilled craftsmanship of the ethnic Turkmen weavers, primarily from the Esari Subtribe.

The wool used in this rug hails from sheep in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan. The mountainous terrain of this region naturally yields longer staple, oily wool, perfect for carpet weaving. Afterward, the raw Ghazni wool is brought to the western side of Afghanistan, particularly around Herat, where it is transformed into carpet yarn by the manual process of hand carting and hand spinning.

The rug is woven on traditional floor looms, right within the weavers' homes, maintaining a cottage industry production. The utilizes an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type on a cotton warp and weft, ensuring its durability. The heavily packed depressed warp weaving technique, along with the double wefting, contributes to the overall sturdiness of this handwoven masterpiece.

Centuries ago, all-natural dye stuffs were used to imbue the rug with its magnificent colors, creating a truly timeless work of art. Notably, the captivating blue shade of this rug derives from natural indigo dye stuffs, extracted from the leaves of the indigo plant (indigofera tinctoria). This dye has been employed for thousands of years by diverse cultures worldwide to achieve vibrant blue hues, adding to the allure of this rug.

With a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 162, this rug showcases the meticulous attention to detail during the weaving process. Through careful calculation, we estimate that our rug boasts an impressive total of 2,065,156 individually hand-tied knots, further emphasizing its uniqueness and craftsmanship.

Update: Mostly woven in the Karam Kul district of Andkhoi, our rug benefits from the exceptional skills of weavers known for their mastery of higher knot count weaving. The single ply pern knot yarn employed in its creation adds to its overall quality and durability.

Immerse yourself in the beauty and quality of this Afghan rug, adorned with the mesmerizing Serapi design and exhibiting the expert artistry of traditional handweaving techniques. Experience the timeless elegance of natural dyes and the lasting durability of its construction. This rug will undoubtedly elevate any space it graces, becoming a cherished heirloom for generations to come.

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