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Afghan Rugs

Although there are many similarities between Turkmen and Afghan tribal rugs both in design and colours, but perhaps it makes sense to put Afghan tribal rugs into a different category. Despite hexagonal main fields, which can also be seen in Turkmen rugs, the rich colours and coarser foundations distinguish Afghan rugs from those of Turkmen. One thing is for sure and that is Afghan rugs have sustained years of usage far better than fine Turkmen carpets due to their durability and solid weaves. Afghan carpets usually refer to rugs traditionally made in Afghanistan. However, Afghan refugees who reside in Pakistan and Iran today also weave many of these carpets. Afghan rugs around the early 20th century were made of vegetable dyed Afghan wool. Since mid 20th century, however, the mixture of natural and pre-dyed wool yarn have been widely used in which has affected the quality of weaves. Like the Persian counterpart, various qualities of pile carpets are available, ranging from coarse to medium foundations, including felted wool carpets called Namads, flat woven fabric  carpets called Kilims, and knotted carpets made from wool, silk, and cotton.

 

We have extensive knowledge sourcing and buying fine and decorative Afghan tribal rugs whether large or small. Our online shop presents the good selection of these excellent pieces with very competitive prices.


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