Serapi Handwoven Tribal Rug, J69756
Size: 10' 1" X 14' 10"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|10' 1" X 14' 10"
|10 X 14
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Introducing an exquisite rug, we present to you the Afghani Serapi Tribal Rug. Coming from the Afghan region, this rug showcases a captivating design with an ivory background and a bubblegum border. The main color of this rug is also ivory, adding a sense of elegance to its overall appearance.
Crafted by skilled ethnic Turkmen weavers, mainly from the Esari subtribe, this rug is made from high-quality wool sourced from sheep in the mountainous terrain of the Ghazni Province in Southeast Afghanistan. The wool is known for its longer staple and higher oil content, perfect for carpet weaving. It is then hand carded and spun into carpet yarn in Herat, on the western side of Afghanistan.
With a focus on traditional craftsmanship, this rug is woven on floor looms in the weavers' homes. The weaving process follows an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type and utilizes a cotton warp and weft, complemented by an all-wool pile. The double-wefted and heavily packed depressed warp weaving technique ensures exceptional durability, making this rug long-lasting.
One of the distinctive features of this rug lies in its use of centuries-old all-natural dye stuffs. This adds a touch of authenticity and history to the overall aesthetic.
Most of these rugs are woven in Aqucha and Mazar Sharif, further emphasizing the rich cultural heritage behind this piece. The use of 2-ply yarn per knot enhances the quality and strength of this rug.
Measured at 10'1" x 14'10", this rug boasts a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 80, showcasing the meticulous attention to detail in its craftsmanship. Based on our calculations, it is estimated that this rug consists of an impressive 1,702,190 individually hand-tied knots in total.
This Afghani Serapi Tribal Rug is a testament to the artistry and dedication of its weavers. Its timeless design, durable construction, and rich cultural significance make it a remarkable addition to any space.