Herat Oriental

Handmade Wool Mimana Kilim (Afghanistan) - 2'8 x 3'10 (Ivory - 2'8 x 3'10)

Handmade Wool Mimana Kilim (Afghanistan) - 2'8 x 3'10 (Ivory - 2'8 x 3'10). This rug is a unique piece of world art that will enhance your living space. This Kilim design originates from Mimana, located in the Northern part of Afghanistan, an area suspected to have been settled in Paleolithic times due to the numerous cave dwellings discovered there. This rug is made of 100-percent wool, and pure vegetable dyes. The knot count for this rug is 200. Worldstock Countryg is made of 100-percent wool, and pure vegetable dyes. The knot count for this rug is 200. Worldstock Country: Afghanistan Pile Height: Less than 0.25 inch Material: Wool Style: Traditional Pattern: Geometric, Oriental Weave Type: Hand-Woven Rug Type: Indoor Feature: Latex Free Rug Size: 2' x 3' Shape: Rectangle Color: Ivory, Rust Story Behind the Art: This particular rug was woven by village weavers in the province of Balkh. Kilims are known as pile-less, flat-weave rugs, which are achieved by interweaving various colors of the vertical and horizontal strands of the rug. 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. Imported 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. Factory sealed boxes cannot be returned if opened. 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 . read more