The design and patterns of this type of rug are taken from Saddle bags that
traditionally feature strong geometric designs themselves, as well as
occasionally straight lines and blocks of colour/design.
These ‘Khorjeen’ type rugs are woven by Turkmen and Hazara tribespeople
in the central and Northern provinces of Afghanistan. (The word ‘Khorjeen’
means ‘saddle bag’ in Farsi, the official language of modern-day Iran, parts
of Afghanistan as well as Tajikistan).
Khorjeen rugs are unique, much like a finger print, with each rug having
similar characteristics, but a unique pattern. The wool yarns used are hand
spun and dyed using natural dyes such as cochineal and indigo, typically
incorporating deep, warm colours which add to their dramatic and vibrant
appearance. Once dyed the different colour wools are hand woven on to a
cotton warp. Local Ghazni wool is used as this is durable, hard wearing and
takes on natural dyes very well.
The wools are dyed using natural dyes (plants, root, flowers, bark, fruit
skins etc.) and then hand spun, prior to knotting. Actual examples of dye
matter include plants such as walnut, pomegranate, root plants and saffron.
Once woven the rugs are then transported to Pakistan where they are
expertly finished, including washing and trimming, before being exported
all over the world.
100% wool pile hand knotted on a cotton foundation.This rug measures 4 feet 10 inches long by 3 feet 3 inches wide. ( 1.47 x 1.00 metres ).
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