Afghan Hand-knotted Vegetable Dye Oushak Wool Runner (2’9 x 9’10)


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  • Description

    Oushak has produced some of the most decorative Turkish influenced rugs of all times. The antique Turkish Oushak design has been reproduced by Afghan weavers in the villages of northern Afghanistan by the Turkoman and Hazara tribes. This particular rug was made by the Hazara tribes in the province of Bamyan. Those vegetable dyes most commonly used are madder, the root of a spindly bush which grows abundantly in many carpet-producing areas which is used to create a red color, walnut peel which is used for dark brown, pomegranate peel used for light brown, and sparak which is a wild flower from the steppes, used for yellow.

    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 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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