Serapi Handwoven Tribal Rug, J69729



Size: 12' 4" X 15' 8"

SKU: J69729

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J69729
Size 12' 4" X 15' 8"
Size Category 12 X 15
Shape Rectangle
Design Serapi
Origin Afghani
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Grey
Background Color Pewter
Accent Color Sky Blue
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing the remarkable afghani rug, featuring the exquisite serapi design. This tribal-style rug showcases a mesmerizing background in pewter, adorned with a sky blue border. Its main color is a sophisticated shade of grey, creating a harmonious and elegant aesthetic. Crafted with precision, this rug is made of wool on cotton, offering a luxurious and comfortable feel.

Originating from Afghanistan, this rug carries the artistry of ethnic Turkmen weavers, predominantly from the Esari Subtribe. The wool used in its creation hails from sheep in the Ghazni Province, renowned for producing high-quality wool thanks to its mountainous terrain. This raw Ghazni wool is then transported to Herat, where it undergoes a meticulous process of hand-carding and hand-spinning to transform it into carpet yarn.

This rug is skillfully hand-woven on traditional floor looms, often within the weaver's own home as part of a cottage industry. The weaving technique used is an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, providing exceptional durability. The cotton warp and weft, combined with the all-wool pile, result in a double-wefted, heavily packed construction that ensures the longevity of this masterpiece.

To achieve its stunning colors, natural dye stuffs are employed, with centuries-old techniques passed down through generations. In the case of this rug, the captivating blue hues originate from natural indigo dye, derived from the leaves of the indigo plant. Indigo, one of the oldest known dyes used by humans, has a rich history spanning thousands of years and has been celebrated worldwide for its vibrant blue tones.

With a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 80, the level of intricacy in this rug is awe-inspiring. Through careful calculation, we have determined that this rug boasts an astonishing 2,198,996 individually hand-tied knots, a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship involved.

Immerse yourself in the allure of this afghani serapi rug, a testament to the skill, tradition, and beauty that can only be found in an authentic hand-woven masterpiece.

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