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Handmade One-of-a-Kind Vegetable Dye Khotan Wool Rug (Afghanistan) - 6'1 x 8'11 (6'1 x 8'11)

Handmade One-of-a-Kind Vegetable Dye Khotan Wool Rug (Afghanistan) - 6'1 x 8'11 (6'1 x 8'11). This rug is a unique piece of world art that will enhance your living space. These Khotan rugs were originally produced in the city of Khotan, which was located in Eastern Turkestan. Khotan villages produced beautiful rugs throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. The knot count is 200. The pile height is 0.25 inches . Colors include ivory and brown. Durability: High Traffic knot count is 200. The pile height is 0.25 inches . Colors include ivory and brown. Durability: High Traffic Pile Height: 0.25 - 0.5 inch Product Features: Handmade Material: Wool Style: Traditional Pattern: Floral Weave Type: Hand-Knotted Rugs by Room: Bedroom, Dining Room, Living Room Country of Origin: Afghanistan Rug Type: Indoor Feature: Latex Free Rug Size: 6' x 8' Shape: Rectangle Secondary Color: Brown Color: Ivory Story Behind the Art: The design for this particular rug has been re-created by village weavers in Afghanistan. They clean, wash and dye the wool with pure vegetable dyes, and then weave the rug. 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 This rug is 100-percent wool. 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. The majority of the weavers are women, who live in the villages of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Iran. As we grow, 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. 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. Imported read more