The Taimani tribe of central Afghanistan have woven this rustic Barjesta carpet/rug. It was made in Circa 1900 which makes it approxiately 120 years old. The motifs used in the carpet/rug are very stylized which makes the floral designs slightly geometric. This is a signature of the Barjesta carpets/rugs. The Kilim has a unique structure where the wefts are used as design elements and not just for structural purposes. This type of Kilim is called a Soumak Kilim. Soumak Kilims are genrally superior in construction when compared to other types of Kilims. The colours primarily include blue, beige, brown and tan.The wool used in the carpet/rug is locally sourced and the dyes are naturally obtained. As is the case with other antique tribal carpets/rugs. It is an extremely rare piece of art.