Hand made oriental rug
233 x 172cm (7'8 x 5'8)
This finely knotted Afghan Aryana doesn't feature a typical, traditional border - instead, it presents an all-over floral design that is rather uncommon in Aryanas. The sea green colour featured across the entire rug is expertly contrasted by the precise touches of crimson red throughout - whilst also complementing with the delicate beige, cream and peach coloured details throughout. This detail and colour combination combines to provide one with a relatively traditional design in a more contemporary colour palette.
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Afghan Aryana rugs are hand-knotted in Mazar-e-Sharif and Kabul in Afghanistan often using designs for museum pieces. Woven from long wool sheared from Karakul sheep, the wool is washed in a gentle soap with water, then hand combed and hand-spun on a spindle. The wool is vegetable dyed using plants, flowers and berries, as well as walnut husks and pomegranate rind, madder root and indigo. Not surprisingly wools vary in colour due to differences in the absorption of the dyes – resulting in a feature referred to as ‘Abrash'- giving Aryana rugs their unique colour and distinct appearance.
It is very pleasing that the Afghan weaving industry is thriving again. With recent production of high-quality pieces commissioned by Afghan designers who now collaborate with Pakistan finishers to secure the best of both worlds (weaving and herbal washing and final surface clipping). The movement of Afghan people into Pakistan through necessity has largely halted more recently year we have seen displaced people moving back into Afghanistan, securing a new beginning for themselves, sometimes aided by international intervention.
The result for the Oriental carpet and rug industry has been very positive, producing some very high-grade work, such as these Aryana pieces sat alongside exciting finds like Mamluk and Samarkand. It is certain that the traditional weaving industry will continue with pieces like Kazak, Kunduz, and Balouch. In any event, the highlight is a thriving and more sustainable craft industry.
We have a vast range of Hand made rugs from many countries including Pakistan, Iran Kashmir and Afghanistan for sale in our very established family-owned retail shop in Tewkesbury or of course you can always shop online.
We recommend the use of an underlay with this product:
Foxi-underlay to provide grip to stop hand made rugs moving
For uneven surfaces we would recommend our Felt underlay:
Felt underlay for uneven floors
This underlay is the nearest size available for your chosen rug, it may require trimming to size depending upon the piece chosen.
233 x 172cm (7'8 x 5'8)
- Pile: 100% Wool
- Vacuum using suction only Please do not vacuum fringes
- We recommend an underlay to prolong the life of your rug and to protect against possible dye transfer.
- Spot Cleaning:
- Blot spills with absorbent cloths, do not rub or use detergent cleaning products. Spot clean with minimal liquid using soap-based products, preferably using the froth or lather.
- Full Clean:
- Specialist Cleaning only.
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