Hand made Light Afghan Rug
Rug weaving has been a traditional occupation and cultural product for centuries in Afghan. Traditionally, rugs have been designed for very practical purposes, such as saddlebags for horses and camels, warm blankets, room dividers and even baby cradles. No one knows exactly when the rug weaving technique first appeared; however, the oldest surviving rug in the world is from the 5th generation.
Handmade Turkish Rug / HAND MADE LIGHT AFGHAN RUG
Afhgan rug, antique oriental rug – this construction technique produces a flat-weave rug that is thick, strong and exceptionally durable. They are distinguishable by the fact that the pattern is visible only from one side- with the reverse often having threads of yarn 2 to 4 cm long left hanging on the back. The Soumak kilims, antique Turkish rugs are heavy and stiff and make a great floor rug. Designs are almost always bold and colorful and employ many of the design patterns of the knotted Caucasian rugs.
Wool is the basic of handwoven kilim and it possess a great history. The earliest sheep indigenous to the steppe lands were of the small Dumba stock fat tailed variety. They had a short, downy fleece particularly suitable for felting. Over the millennia selective breeding, mainly for the mutton and sheep-milk produce which is the stable food of the steppe-dwellers. The intermingling of lowland and mountain breeds resulting from the increased are of migration have combined to produce the sheep found today. The most commonly used wool is from Karaqul sheep, which has a dual fleece. While the under layer remains short and curled, the outer layer grows a long staple. Turfan wool has the reputation of being the finest in Asia and is costlier even than silk. The unique sheen of the knotted vintage Moroccan kilim rug is due to its quality.
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