Serapi Handwoven Tribal Rug, J70536
Size: 8' 11" X 11' 8"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|8' 11" X 11' 8"
|9 X 12
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Introducing our exquisite Afghan Serapi Tribal Rug, this rug showcases the classic and timeless beauty originating from Afghanistan. Crafted by talented Turkmen weavers, mostly from the Esari Subtribe, this rug is a true work of art.
Made from wool sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of South East Afghanistan, known for its mountainous terrain, this rug presents a higher quality wool with longer staple and an oiled texture, perfect for carpet weaving. The wool is then brought to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat, where it undergoes the meticulous process of hand carding and spinning to transform it into carpet yarn.
Using traditional floor looms in homes, this rug is handwoven with a skilled asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, ensuring its authenticity and durability. The warp and weft are made of cotton, while the pile consists of all-natural wool, resulting in a luxurious texture. With the technique of double wefting and heavily packed depressed warp weaving, this rug is not only visually stunning but also built to last for generations.
The stunning coral background of this rug is beautifully complemented by a navy border, adding depth and richness to its design. The main color of this rug is a deep and vibrant red, achieved through the use of natural madder root dyes. Madder root dyes, derived from the Rubia tinctorum plant, hold a long history of being cultivated and used as a dyeing agent, producing warm and cool shades of red, orange, pink, and brown. Its centuries-old dyeing technique adds authenticity and character to this exceptional piece.
Measuring at 8'11" x 11'8", this rug is a statement piece that will elevate any space with its bold design and intricate details. It boasts 80 knots per square inch, showcasing the meticulous craftsmanship involved in its creation. In total, this rug boasts an impressive 1,183,913 individually hand-tied knots.
Add a touch of elegance and cultural heritage to your home with this Afghan Serapi Tribal Rug. It is truly a masterpiece that embodies centuries of tradition and craftsmanship.