Sickle Leaf Handwoven Traditional Rug, J69527



Size: 9' 0" X 9' 0"

SKU: J69527

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J69527
Size 9' 0" X 9' 0"
Size Category 9 X 12
Shape Round
Design Sickle Leaf
Origin Afghani
Style Traditional
Sub Style Formal Classic Persian
Primary Color Red
Background Color Rust
Accent Color Navy
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing the Circular Afghan Rug - A Rust Background with Navy Border

This circular rug hails from Afghanistan, specifically from the ethnic Turkmen weavers, most of whom belong to the Esari Subtribe. Made using all-natural materials, this rug features a traditional sickle leaf design.

The rug measures 9'0" x 9'0" and has a rust background with a navy border. It is crafted using a new wool on cotton construction, ensuring both comfort and durability. The asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, combined with the double wefted heavily packed depressed warp weaving technique, makes this rug one of the most resilient handwoven carpets available.

The wool used in its creation comes from sheep in the Ghazni Province of Southeast Afghanistan. This region's mountainous terrain produces longer staple, oily, and higher-quality wool, ideal for carpet weaving. The raw Ghazni wool is then transported to Herat, on the western side of Afghanistan, where it undergoes hand carding and spinning, transforming it into carpet yarn.

Skilled weavers use traditional floor looms, typically in their own homes, to handcraft this rug. These weavers employ the centuries-old practice of using all-natural dye stuffs to achieve the vibrant color palette of the rug. For example, the red in this particular rug is derived from natural madder root dyes sourced from the Rubia tinctorum plant. This dyeing process has been cultivated for centuries and yields warm and cool shades of red, orange, pink, and brown.

With a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 80, we estimate that this rug boasts a total of 921,834 individually hand-tied knots. Such intricate craftsmanship ensures the rug's longevity and timeless appeal.

In summary, this circular Afghan rug combines traditional craftsmanship, all-natural materials, and a stunning sickle leaf design. Its rust background with navy border, paired with the rich red tones achieved through madder root dyes, makes it an exquisite addition to any interior space.

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