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Vintage Hand Knotted Afghani rug, Repeating Medallions, Amulets to thwart the evil eye 3'10"x6'4"

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This pretty hand knotted rug was woven by nomadic Pushtan or Balouchi tribes people in Eastern Afghanistan. Nomadic rugs are made in smaller sizes for ease of migrating. Usually you do not see sizes over 4x8.
This rug has an ornate repeating medallion pattern. The geometric tree of life symbolizes the direct path from earth to heaven. The triangles are amulets. They are woven into rugs to repel the evil eye or malice. Crosses in the guard [border] are a universal symbol of faith.
The rug is all hand made of 100% wool on a wool foundation. The foundation wool is not dyed and is chosen based on the strength and quality of the wool. Hence the fringe may be several colors of wool. You will find seeds and other small impurities in tribal home spun wool, along with some light abrash. Abrash is color variation within the same color wool. It is most common to tribal rugs as wool is dyed as needed in smaller batches. The actual colors are a bit more muted and even than appearing in my photos. My flash has brightened them up just a tad. {Colors will vary by computer monitor}. The colors will appear differently in each room depending on the type of lighting you have. Any dark or light lines are from storing the rugs and will come out once the rugs are on the floor and the nap brushed the right way.
Hand made rugs will typically have slight variations in size from side to side, or length, see photos. Sometimes the design elements are uneven as the foundation warp and weft wool cannot be extended once the rug is started. You will find an occasional skipped tuft, unclipped strand of wool, knot head, seed or other natural material woven into the rugs. All add authenticity to its tribal origins.
The rug is in very good condition. It does lay flat on the floor. Measurements are 3'10"x 6'4". This rug has a medium height pile. It has been professionally cleaned and is ready to use. Afghani wool is nice quality. It has a high natural lanolin content. This helps to repel stains and extends the life of the wool.
All rugs should be used with a pad beneath them. This prevents slippage and prolongs the life of the rug as it prevents fibers from being crushed underfoot. Rugs should be hand vacuumed regularly on both sides to keep soil particles out of the fibers. They are not recommended for areas with high moisture. With care Afghani rugs will last long enough to become family heirlooms. This comes from a smoke free home.

Vintage Hand Knotted Afghani rug, Repeating Medallions, Amulets to thwart the evil eye 3'10"x6'4"


  • Vintage item
  • Materials: wool, spun wool, natural wool, dye
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