Handmade Vegetable Dye Ikat Wool Rug (Afghanistan) - 9' x 11'8

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Handmade Vegetable Dye Ikat Wool Rug (Afghanistan) - 9' x 11'8

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by Herat Oriental

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This rug is a unique piece of world art that will enhance your living space. Ikat is a dying technique used to pattern textiles, but in the last decade, weavers in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India have used the Ikat designs in creating beautiful handmade rugs. The knot count per square inch for this rug is 190. This rug is made of 100-percent wool pile, and a cotton foundation. The pile height is 0.25 inches. Colors include tan, green, gray, brown and ivory.

Story Behind the Art:
This unique rug was made in the Central part of Afghanistan, in the Bamyan province by local weavers. 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. 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. Herat Oriental has been providing beautiful, authentic, handmade rugs to Worldstock for over 10 years. Worldstock has given us the opportunity to create jobs for over 2,000 local village weavers, which helps them to greatly support their families. The majority of the weavers are women, who live in the villages of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and India. As we grow with Worldstock, 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.

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The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.

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Tip: We recommend the use of a non-skid pad to keep the rug in place on smooth surfaces.

All rug sizes are approximate. Due to the difference of monitor colors, some rug colors may vary slightly. We try to represent all rug colors accurately. Please refer to the text above for a description of the colors shown in the photo.

Please keep in mind that new wool rugs may initially shed and have a natural capacity to shed for several months after purchase. This is normal due to the nature of construction of most wool rugs and not a defect. Click here to view our Wool Rug Care Guide.
Country of Origin: Afghanistan
Item #: 31668306

Specifications

Style
Modern & Contemporary
Material
Wool
Pattern
Ikat
Feature
Latex Free
Weave Type
Hand-Knotted
Pile Height
0.25 - 0.5 inch
Color
Ivory
Durability
High Traffic
Product Features
Handmade
Rug Type
Indoor
Rugs by Room
Bedroom, Dining Room, Living Room
Shape
Rectangle
Worldstock
Worldstock
Model Number
HC007
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