Serapi Handwoven Tribal Rug, J70546
Size: 3' 2" X 5' 0"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|3' 2" X 5' 0"
|3 X 5
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Introducing our exquisite Afghan Serapi Tribal Rug, with its origins rooted in the beautiful country of Afghanistan. Handcrafted by skilled ethnic Turkmen weavers, most of whom hail from the Esari Subtribe, this rug is a true testament to their artistry and craftsmanship.
Made from 100% wool sourced from the Ghazni Province in the southeastern region of Afghanistan, where the mountainous terrain provides sheep with longer staple, oily, and higher quality wool suitable for carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan, around Herat, where it undergoes the meticulous process of hand carding and spinning into carpet yarn.
Woven on traditional floor looms within the weavers' own homes, this rug carries the charm and authenticity of a cottage industry production. The design showcases a captivating Serapi motif, renowned for its tribal aesthetics. The background boasts a soft and serene light blue hue, while the border features an elegant ivory color, both harmoniously complementing the captivating tribal patterns.
Using the asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, each knot is tied meticulously by hand, creating a sturdy foundation for this rug. The warp and weft are made of cotton, while the pile is composed of the finest wool, resulting in a delightfully textured and durable carpet.
This rug is truly a testament to the rich history of natural dyeing techniques. The captivating blue color is obtained from natural indigo dye stuffs derived from the leaves of the indigo plant, scientifically known as indigofera tinctoria or true indigo. This dye has been used by various cultures for thousands of years to produce vibrant, long-lasting blue hues.
With a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 80, we estimate that this rug showcases a remarkable total of 180,195 individually hand-tied knots. Such craftsmanship ensures its longevity and resilience, making it a worthwhile investment for any rug enthusiast or collector.
Measuring 3 feet, 2 inches in width and 5 feet in length (3'2" x 5'0"), this Afghan Serapi Tribal Rug is an exquisite addition to any living space. Its timeless design, expert craftsmanship, and rich cultural heritage make it an exceptional piece of art.
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