Afghan Hand-knotted Semi-Antique 1960s Tribal Turkoman Wool Rug (9’5 x 13′)

$1,600.00

1 in stock

  • Description

    Turkoman rugs are a very traditional tribal rug produced by different groups living in regions of the middle east. They are renowned for their deep, rich red colors, and the use of the repeated elephant foot design, a popular motif with a history that stretches back several centuries. This particular rug was made by village weavers settled in central Afghanistan using traditional methods of weaving, in the 1960s. The process of making a rug includes cleaning, washing and dyeing the wool which is sourced from local villages.

    Herat Oriental works with over 2,000 village weavers to create beautiful, authentic, handmade rugs. The majority of the weavers are women, who live in the villages of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Persia and India. As we grow, we are able to create more jobs for female weavers who otherwise would not have the opportunity to do so. The community also thrives from rug weaving as the local farmers benefit from wool sales, and the local artisans create natural and vegetable dyes for the weavers to use in their designs. Due to the handmade nature of our rugs, the size may vary from as advertised by 3-4 inches. Regular vacuuming and annual professional cleaning will keep your rug looking new for years to come.

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