Timuri Baluch Handwoven Tribal Rug, J63148
Size: 8' 9" X 11' 7"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|Size||8' 9" X 11' 7"|
|Size Category||9 X 12|
|Sub Style||Nomadic Persian & Turkish|
Introducing the exquisite Afghan Timuri Baluch Tribal Rug, a true masterpiece in the world of craftsmanship. Originating from Afghanistan, this rug showcases the artistry of skilled Turkmen weavers, predominantly from the Esari Subtribe. The wool used in this rug is sourced from the Ghazni Province, located in the southeast of Afghanistan, known for its mountainous terrain that produces longer staple, oily, and higher quality wool for carpet weaving.
A meticulous process takes place as the raw Ghazni wool is transported to the western side of Afghanistan, near Herat. Here, the wool is painstakingly hand carted and hand spun into carpet yarn, a testament to the dedication and skill of the weavers involved. The weaving takes place on traditional floor looms, often within the weavers' own homes, reflecting the cottage industry type of production that has been prevalent for generations.
Featuring an asymmetrical "Persian" knot type, this rug boasts a cotton warp and weft with a luxurious wool pile. The use of a double wefted technique, coupled with a heavily packed and depressed warp weaving, results in a rug that is not only visually stunning but also exceptionally durable. This traditional method of weaving has stood the test of time, producing carpets that can last for centuries.
Adding to the allure of this rug are the centuries-old, all-natural dye stuffs used to create its captivating colors. The platinum background and navy border beautifully complement the main color of grey, adding depth and dimension to the intricate Timuri Baluch design.
Measuring at a generous size of 8'9" X 11'7", the rug features a knots per square inch (KPSI) of 80. Based on this measurement, we have calculated that this rug consists of an astounding 1,153,474 individually hand-tied knots in total, a testament to the skilled artistry and meticulous attention to detail.
Immerse yourself in the richness of Afghan culture with this remarkable Timuri Baluch Tribal Rug. With its exceptional craftsmanship, luxurious materials, and captivating design, this rug is sure to be a cherished addition to any discerning collector's home.