Serapi Sampler Handwoven Tribal Rug, J63713
Size: 3' 10" X 5' 10"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|3' 10" X 5' 10"
|4 X 6
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Introducing a stunning Afghan Serapi Sampler rug, this tribal masterpiece showcases the ingenuity and craftsmanship of Ethnic Turkmen Weavers, most of whom hail from the Esari Subtribe. The origin of this rug can be attributed to Afghanistan, specifically the Ghazni Province in the southeast. Known for its mountainous terrain, this region produces wool with longer staples and higher oil content, ideal for rug weaving.
The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan near Herat, where it undergoes a meticulous process. Hand carding and hand spinning are employed to transform the wool into exquisite carpet yarn. From here, the rug is woven on traditional floor looms, harnessing the intimate cottage industry type of production.
Featuring an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, this rug boasts a cotton warp and weft, with a wool pile. Its double weft and heavily packed, depressed warp weaving technique contribute to its exceptional durability. Each knot is carefully hand-tied, culminating in a knots per square inch (KPSI) measurement of 80. In fact, we've calculated that this particular rug comprises an astonishing total of 254,480 individually hand-tied knots.
With a charming beige-colored background and a denim border, this exceptional Serapi Sampler rug embodies the rich legacy of Afghan rug weaving. It captures the essence of centuries-old traditions, utilizing only all-natural dye stuffs. Measuring 3'10" x 5'10", this new rug is made from wool on cotton, exemplifying the timeless beauty and artistry of Afghan rug craftsmanship.
Immerse yourself in the magnificent world of Afghan rugs by adding this exceptional Serapi Sampler to your collection.