Shirvan Handwoven Tribal Rug, J53165
Size: 8' 2" X 10' 3"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|Size||8' 2" X 10' 3"|
|Size Category||8 X 10|
Introducing our exquisite Afghani rug, featuring a captivating Shirvan design, created by skilled tribal artisans. With an elegant ivory background and a charming navy border, this rug exudes a sense of traditional beauty. Crafted with care, this rug is made from high-quality wool sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan, known for producing long-staple, oily wool perfect for carpet weaving.
The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat, where it is meticulously hand-carded and spun into carpet yarn. The weaving process takes place on traditional floor looms, often in the weavers' homes, showcasing the craftsmanship of the cottage industry production. The asymmetrical "Persian" knot technique is employed, resulting in a resilient and durable rug.
The foundation of this rug comprises a cotton warp and weft, while the pile is entirely made of wool. This double-wefted construction, combined with a heavily packed depressed warp weaving, contributes to the exceptional durability of our handwoven masterpiece. As a testament to its authenticity, this rug has been dyed using all-natural substances, preserving the age-old tradition of natural dyeing methods.
Most rugs of this kind are woven in Aqucha and Mazar Sharif, utilizing two-ply yarn per knot. Our particular rug features a notable 80 knots per square inch, amounting to a staggering 952,660 individually hand-tied knots.
Prepare to immerse yourself in the splendor of this Afghani rug, a testament to the rich heritage and exquisite craftsmanship of its origin.