> Malika’s Zanafi, Hand-Knotted Puzzle
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Size: 3.5 x 5.1 ftRug Style: Zanafi and Hand KnottedPile: One half flat, One half low pileMaterials: 100% live sheep’s wool, organic spice blends for dye
The Story Behind the Weave:This hand-knotted Zanafi style rug was handwoven by Malika. Malika is part of a women-only association located in Anzal, where she’s the prankster of the group, always trying to get her fellow weavers laughing.This piece is super unique as it’s a combination of two styles: Zanafi and hand-knotted. Malika wove this rug using live wool. While the majority of the rug uses natural, undyed wool, the hand-knotted portion of the rug uses henna, pomegranate, saffron, indigo, alfalfa, and mint to give color to the symbols. The symbols represent magical, protective properties.