Serapi Handwoven Tribal Rug, J68750
Size: 9' 0" X 11' 9"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|9' 0" X 11' 9"
|9 X 12
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Introducing the exquisite Afghan Serapi Tribal Rug, a true masterpiece crafted by talented ethnic Turkmen weavers from the Esari Subtribe. This remarkable rug originates from Afghanistan, specifically the mountainous Ghazni Province in the southeast, renowned for its high-quality, longer staple wool. The wool is carefully sourced from sheep reared in this region, ensuring optimal texture and durability.
Hand carted and hand spun in the western side of Afghanistan, around Herat, the wool is transformed into carpet yarn, ready for the skilled weavers. Utilizing traditional floor looms in their own homes, these artisans weave the rug with meticulous attention to detail, employing an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type technique.
The background of this splendid rug boasts a captivating sky blue hue, while the border displays an enchanting ivory shade. The main color, a deep blue, evokes a sense of tranquility and elegance. The use of natural indigo dye stuffs, derived from the leaves of the indigo plant, contributes to the creation of these vibrant blue tones.
With a size of 9'0" x 11'9", this rug epitomizes craftsmanship and durability. Its robust construction features a wool pile on a cotton foundation, ensuring exceptional resilience. The double wefted, heavily packed depressed warp weaving technique employed in its production further enhances its sturdiness, making it one of the most durable handwoven carpets available.
The rug exhibits a remarkable knots per square inch (KPSI) of 80, indicative of meticulous artistry. By calculating the KPSI, we estimate that this rug showcases a staggering 1,203,505 individually hand-tied knots, a testament to the immense skill and dedication of the weavers.
Owning this Afghan Serapi Tribal Rug means embracing a rich heritage and supporting the craftsmanship of talented weavers. Its timeless beauty and exceptional quality make it a valuable addition to any space. Experience the allure of tradition with this captivating rug, perfectly blending elegance and durability.