Heavy and hard wearing Big Area Rug Maimana Hand woven Kilim. Traditional.
9 ft 7″ x 6 ft 9 ” 297 x 205 cm
Any folds will fall out in no time. Excellent perfect condition. Sorry about postage, it weighs over 8 kg.
Super patterning. Rich colours. Sturdy wool. Beige, orange, blue, green and deep red.
This woollen handwoven mat or kilim has a striking pattern. The patterning is particular to the town of Maimana and the colours are very traditional. Made with handspun natural wool.
This rug is loose weave but suitable for all areas. Lovely on tiles or wood floors. All these rugs are unique and individual as they are hand loomed.
Maimana, capital of the Faryab province, is a bazaar and marketplace for kilims from the large surrounding areas of North Afghanistan and bordering Turkestan. Maimana kilims, often extremely large, and particularly hardwearing, were originally woven indoors on large vertical looms, sometimes in specially constructed Yurts (tents) by the regional Uzbeks. Subsequently, they were copied and were also woven by the many other tribes in the area, Animals, Hazaras, Tajics and Turkomen.
Maimana kilims are easily recognizable by their simple patterns of diamonds and triangles, in strong reds, oranges, blues and rusty browns, the central designs often being delineated by white borders. The main borders of the kilims themselves are geometrically patterned traditional designs, such as darakht – tree design, or daryaa – river design. The wool originally used was from Hazaragi and Ghilzai sheep and was coarse and loosely spun.