Afghan Hand-knotted Vegetable Dye Suzani Wool Runner (2’11 x 11’7)

$1,200.00

1 in stock

  • Description

    Suzani comes from the Persian word for “needle,” which refers to beautiful embroidered hangings, rugs or fabric coverings. This Suzani rug is a reproduction of the original embroidered pieces but redesigned into a pile rug, versus the original flat weave you would expect from a typical Suzani piece. This rug was made by village weavers in the Northern part of Afghanistan. Those vegetable dyes most commonly used are madder, the root of a spindly bush which grows abundantly in many carpet-producing area which is used to create a red color. Walnut peel is used for dark brown, pomegranate peel 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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