This muted yet colourful Afghan Ersari Runner displays traditional patterns originating from the Ersari Turkoman tribe with the addition of more contemporary colours. Hand knotted with Afghan wool; this Ersari Runner has a soft blue ground with deeper blues, reds and creams also featured, similar to rugs produced by Tekke tribesmen hundreds of years ago. There is also the addition of softer oranges and greens that help give this piece a more contemporary look.
The central medallions of the runner are also traditional motifs seen in Turkmen rugs. The patterns are called ‘Gül’ designs, also referred to as ‘Elephant’s Foot’ designs.
The narrow border around the edges of the runner consists of small geometric flowers, and similarly styled lozenges are woven into the piece, separating the medallions. The careful spacing of all of these different design elements gives the runner a well-balanced look.
This modern Ersari Runner was made using traditional hand knotting methods by weaving the wool pile onto cotton warps. The weave and wool quality make this rug very hard-wearing, and its softer colour pallette means it can sit well in both traditional and modern spaces.
Size: 241 × 84 cm, 7'10" × 2'9" ft
|Colours||Blue rugs, Cream Rugs, Orange Rugs, Red Rugs|
|Afghan Rugs||Ersari Rugs|