Handmade Vegetable Dye Oushak Wool Rug (Afghanistan) - 8'9 x 12'

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Handmade Vegetable Dye Oushak Wool Rug (Afghanistan) - 8'9 x 12'

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A beautiful combination of unique and traditional designs, this stunning handmade area rug will bring comfort and warmth to your living area. The lovely, hand-knotted rug is made from hand-spun wool with 180 knots per square inch for high traffic durability. The olive and ivory colored, vegetable dyed yarns are arranged in a subtle but sophisticated oriental pattern with floral designs on the border and center field to lend timeless elegance to your space.   

  • Made from hand-spun wool
  • Hand-knotted weave
  • Vegetable dyes
  • 180 knots per square inch
  • 0.25-inch pile height
  • Olive and ivory colors
  • High-traffic durability
  • Oriental pattern
  • Measures 8 feet 9 inches wide x 12 feet long

Story Behind the Art:
Afghan Vegetable Dye Oushak designs are made in the Northern part of Afghanistan by Turkoman weavers, as well as central Afghanistan by Hazara 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 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.

What is Worldstock?

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.


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 #
Classic, Traditional
Floral & Botanical
Latex Free
Weave Type
Pile Height
0.25 - 0.5 inch
High Traffic
Product Features
Rug Type
Rugs by Room
Bedroom, Dining Room, Living Room
8 feet 9 inches wide x 12 feet long
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