Size: 100cm x 70cm
Foundation : Wool
- Hand Knotted
- Small Area Rug
- Made in Afghanistan
Aqcha or Akcha (Persian spelling: آقچه), is a town in northern Afghanistan. Aqcha is known for the traditional carpets and rugs that are made in the area. The predominant designs being the Turkmen, Bukhara and Fil Pah (Persian: فیل پا; literally: Elephant’s Foot) designs. Read More
Aqcha rugs (also known as Afghan Red) are a simpler verision of the Khal Mohammadi rug design. Locally sourced wool and chemical dyes are usually used. Afghan Red Aqcha Rugs are warm with dark, usually deep colors of reds and dark blue or black detail. The design elements of these rugs do vary but the pattern is often a form of repeated columns of ‘gul’ or ‘fil pai’ (elephant prints) which is an adaptation of the Ersari and Turkmen weavers’ heritage.
This perticular Afghan Red Aqcha Rug seems to feature the Gulli Gul. One of the common rug motifs used by the Turkmen is the gulli-gul used predominantly by the Ersari tribe. The identifying design feature in this gul is the ‘tre-foil’ or clover leaf. There are many variations of this motif where different elements are combined with the tre-foil in an octagonal medallion. The tre-foil and star flower combination is a beautiful example of a popular gulli-gul used by the Ersari, and believed to be one of the oldest. Read More
Rendered beautifully in black, wine red.
|Dimensions||100 x 70 x 1 cm|