Size 392 x 85 cm, 12'10 x 2'10
Hand-made in Afghanistan from handspun Ghazni wool. This rug contains approximately 191835 knots, and would have taken 32 days to weave and finish.
The areas known as Kazakstan, Chechenya and Shirvan respectively are situated north of Iran and Afghanistan and to the east of the Caspian sea and are all new Soviet republics. These rugs are woven by settled Armenians as well as nomadic Kurds, Georgians, Azerbaijanis and Lurs. Many of the people of Turkoman origin fled to Pakistan when the Russians invaded Afghanistan and most of the rugs are woven close to Peshawar on the Afghan-Pakistan border. There are many design influences and consequently a large variety of motifs of various medallions, diamonds, latch-hooked zig-zags and other geometric shapes. However, it is the wonderful natural dye colours used with rich reds, blues, yellows and greens which make them stand out from other rugs. The ability of the Caucasian weaver to use dramatic colours and patterns is unequalled in the rug weaving world. All our Kazak are knotted in hand spun wool which is much thicker ply than machine spun wool. Consequently, the knots pack in more densely giving a very inexpensive and extremely hardwearing rug. We have the fringes cut back and tea dyed to give the illusion of age, but in fact all these rugs are brand new. They suit very contemporary to the most traditional settings. A most versatile rug. The super Kazak and Turkoman rugs are very fine version utilising very lustrous Afghani Ghazni wool and double the knots.
Every pile rug has a nap so that the pile lies in one direction. This means there is a lighter end and and darker end for each rug which is why there are photographs from both ends.
We highly recommend purchasing this rug with our top quality German underlay as it vastly improves the life of your carpet and guards against slipping accidents.
It has a 10 year non-stick, non-crumble guarantee. To learn more click here.
Prices with and without underlay shown below.