Soumak Handwoven Tribal Rug, J69524



Size: 8' 3" X 10' 0"

SKU: J69524

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: New

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SKU J69524
Size 8' 3" X 10' 0"
Size Category 8 X 10
Shape Rectangle
Design Soumak
Origin Afghani
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Red
Background Color Rust
Accent Color Blue
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age New

Introducing our exquisite Afghani Soumak tribal rug, boasting a rich rust background and a captivating border in blue. This rug is a true work of art, originating from Afghanistan, specifically from the Esari Subtribe of ethnic Turkmen weavers. The wool used in this masterpiece is sourced from sheep in the Ghazni Province, renowned for its mountainous terrain that naturally produces longer staple, oily, and higher quality wool ideal for carpet weaving.

The raw Ghazni wool is meticulously hand carted and spun into carpet yarn in Herat, on the western side of Afghanistan. The skilled weavers then utilize traditional floor looms in their own homes, resulting in a true cottage industry production. With an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type and a cotton warp and weft (all wool pile), this rug showcases outstanding craftsmanship.

With double wefted heavily packed depressed warp weaving, this rug stands as one of the most durable handwoven carpets available. It is a testament to centuries-old traditions, featuring all-natural dye stuffs that create a truly authentic and timeless piece.

Adding to its allure, the vibrant blue hues in this rug are derived from natural indigo dye stuffs, obtained from the leaves of the indigo plant. Indigo, one of the oldest known dyes used by humans, has a rich history dating back thousands of years. It has been treasured by various cultures globally for its ability to produce stunning blue shades.

Furthermore, the red tones in this rug come from natural madder root dyes. Madder root is a type of dye derived from the roots of the madder plant, scientifically known as Rubia tinctorum. Cultivated for centuries across different parts of the world, madder root dyes offer a versatile range of warm and cool red, orange, pink, and brown shades. Celebrated for its use as a dyeing agent, madder root dye has been an integral part of cultural practices for generations.

Boasting a remarkable knot density of 80 knots per square inch, our careful calculations reveal a staggering total of 938,905 individually hand-tied knots in this rug. This intricate attention to detail ensures the utmost quality and longevity of this striking piece.

Measuring at 8 '3 " X 10'0 ", this Afghani Soumak tribal rug is a true testament to traditional craftsmanship, natural dyeing techniques, and fine materials. It is a remarkable addition to any discerning collector's rug ensemble, and an investment that will undoubtedly stand the test of time.

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