Handmade Antique Afghan Elephant's Foot Rug | 293 x 200 cm
Size: 293 x 200 cm
Material: 100% Vegetable Dye Wool
Origin: Bokhara Province, Uzbekistan
Condition: Estimated to be over 102 years old. In perfect condition, with no marks or faults.
Style: Bokhara is the name of the town where rug weavers went to seel their work since centuries. Bokhara, which also happens to mean Lucky Place; is the capital of the Bokhara Province in Uzbekistan. It's produced by the Turkmen tribes who are the main ethnic group in Turkmenistan and are also found in Afghanistan. Only a few centuries back, all Turkmen rugs were produced by nomadic tribes, almost entirely with locally obtained materials, wool from the herds and vegetable and or other natural dyes from the land. They used geometrical that varied from tribe to tribe. Irregulaties in the shape, pattern, design and colours were and sometime still are conditions amazing little quirks that make the rug unique to it's own.
Elephant's Foot is simply what the motif is called. It the name that's been used for centuries.
Please note that these rugs have a one-inch fringe which is not shown in the image.
Stock Number: A8
Najaf Rug's are crafted to withstand the test of taste & time. We weave rugs that make our customers feel like they are a part of something beyond trends. To have a piece of history living in your decor, you can't put a price on that. That's the ethos of Najaf Rugs.
We believe in sourcing and making quality rugs than just making a sale. Therefore, we only source and use natural fibres in our rugs consisting of wool, cotton or silk.
The founder of Najaf Rugs, Najaf Mazari, learned the intricate art of making rugs at the age of 12 in his hometown of Mazar-E-Sharif in Afghanistan. In 2001, he arrived in Australia as a refugee and built this business from the ground up six months after his arrival. His passion for rugs still shows in every single rug he sources. There's no better decision than buying a rug from someone who knows every rug's ins and outs and how to weave one.