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The Material and Dyes Used in Weaving Afghan Rugs Offer a Lot to Ponder
The materials used to weave Afghan Rugs are still the ones nomads had at their disposal back in the past.
The dyes used in Afghan Rugs (http://www.rugstoreonline.co.uk/
The natural dyes used while weaving Afghan Rugs are a coloured lot. Reds are retrieved from madder, rather the roots of the madder plant. Cochineal is taken from the female shield louse. Lac Deep Purple comes from the excretion of a scale insect native to Indian Kermes. The Blues are taken out of the Indigo Plant. Black is often achieved via using a dark blue or a bath of tannic acid, acorn cups, pomegranate skin and oak galls.
Yellow comes from multiple sources such as dyers weeds, saffron, wild chamomile, tanners sumac, buckthorn, pomegranate tree and isperek. Green is a result of walnuts and olive leaves mixed together, and also blending blue and yellow agents.
All these natural extracts besides the original craftsmanship put in by the weavers ensure the rugs woven in the end exude majesty. Afghan Rugs are the most naturally known mattresses across the world. Evidence of this claim lies in the popularity they enjoy across the globe and the high volumes in which they are bought.
All these are judiciously used by artisans and weavers working multiple shifts to stitch and weave these masterpieces. They are woven in different sizes and shapes to ensure all buyers with differing tastes have something to choose from.