Suitor Gallery Mushwani Rug
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Suitor Gallery Mushwani RugSuitor Gallery Mushwani Rug

Large Mushwani Rug


Unique rug as depicted in photograph, non-repeatable one-off design with the individual irregularities and variety associated with a handmade ethnic rug. Approximately 7'4" x 5' Mushwani are semi-Nomadic Tribesmen who mainly inhabit the Herat Province of Western Afghanistan. Originally famed for weaving very fine kilims, they now make semi-piled rugs and runners in predominantly dark colours. They feature a unique mixed weave structure including knotted pile technique, plain weave and soumac technique. This gives the rug a unique and lively appearance. Featuring a wide range of designs in a palette dominated by black or blue-black, dark red, deep brown, and yellow and brown ochre, offset by paler reds and blues. They are closely associated with an all-over scheme based on concentrically expanding hooked-diamonds or zigzags. Mushwanee rugs are generally of excellent quality and are very high in demand as they give a tribal look in the house and are ideal for the heavy foot traffic area, made with wool on wool embossed village design and are 100% hand knotted. Many Baluch weavings are dark but the darkest of all are the Mushwani Rugs.

Length x Width: 220 cm x 151 cm