Handmade Oriental rug
191 x 121cm (6'3 x 4')
A great example of an Afghan Samarkand rug. Bold strips of colour contrast wonderfully with the decorated ends of this rug.
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The production and Caucasian design of these pieces stems from a group who create the designs to a specific colour palette and set the design to graph paper, the drawing and the vegetable dyed wool is collected by Afghan weavers who cross the border into Pakistan where they are paid a retainer, some time later the weaver returns with a hand knotted carpet to be paid, which then has to be finished.
The carpets final stage in Pakistan involves many processes, initial tensioning may be undertaken followed by surface clipping, herbal washing and finally tumbling. This combination of Afghan weaving and finishing in Pakistan has been a great success. These carpets are closely knotted and more usually finished with an interesting and unusual bound multicoloured fringe.
Hand knotted Afghan Samarkand rugs and carpets are a relatively new production for us. We are always looking for something different, or unusual and these certainly tick that box. With the wonderful colours and the mixture of traditional and modern design these rugs make a striking statement. Samarkand rugs have been made recently in northwest Afghanistan and the name has been given to their unique design. Samarkand is in Uzbekistan and is famous along with Bukhara for being on the famous silk road that linked China with the West. We hope that you also like this interesting colourful carpet as much as we do.
We recommend the use of an underlay with this product:
191 x 121cm (6'3 x 4')
- 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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