Handmade Oriental rug
153 x 98cm (5'0 x 3'3)
You can buy this handmade carpet before it arrives in our Tewkesbury showroom. As the rug has not yet been received into our stock at Tewkesbury, it has yet to be properly photographed; the images are perhaps not as good as our normal images. However, they are actual photographs of the finished rug. Once the carpet has been transferred from our warehouse, we will rephotograph it.
This lovely handmade fine Afghan Samarkand rug offers an ideal symbiosis of traditional artisanship and contemporary style. Expertly constructed by skilful rural artisans, this vegetable-dyed, handspun wool rug is composed of a light-coloured, multi-stripe configuration, uniquely blending traditional and modern design.
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These beautiful pieces are relatively new, appearing on the market around 2017. These wool rugs and carpets have a certain amount of Caucasian design, similar to Kazak pieces. However, that is where the similarity ends. The rugs mostly have bobbin wound fringes, which are brightly coloured, and they do not have any borders. Instead, the old Caucasian design is mixed into bands or stripes of bright colours. Our Afghan Samarkand rugs are handmade using naturally dyed wool on a cotton foundation. The wool used is taken from the native Karakul sheep. It is very tough and has a high natural oil content.
The final carpets stage in Pakistan involves many processes; initial tensioning and correcting weft alignments and errors may be undertaken, followed by surface clipping, herbal washing and tumbling. This combination of Afghan weaving and finishing in Pakistan has been a great success. These carpets are closely knotted and usually finished with an exciting and unusual bound multicoloured fringe.
Hand-knotted Afghan Samarkand rugs and carpets are a relatively new production for us. We always look for something different or unusual that ticks that box. These rugs make a striking statement with their beautiful colours and the mixture of traditional and modern design. Samarkand rugs have been made recently in northwest Afghanistan, and the name has been given to their unique design. In Uzbekistan, Samarkand is famous along with Bukhara for being on the silk road linking China with the West. We hope you also like this fascinating, colourful carpet as much as we do.
When buying online, it is worth considering the company and the rug. We are a family business with over 60 years of experience selling rugs. We have an unrivalled reputation and pride ourselves on high customer service. We welcome visits to the Tewkesbury shop; alternatively, we can assist with online enquiries by email or telephone.
We recommend the use of an underlay with this product:
Foxi-underlay to provide grip to stop handmade rugs from moving
For uneven surfaces, we would recommend our Felt underlay:
Felt underlay for uneven floors
|153 x 98cm
|(5'0 x 3'3)
- Vacuum using suction only Please do not vacuum fringes
- Spot Cleaning:
- Full Clean:
- Specialist Cleaning only.
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