Afghan Rugs

Afghan Rugs are one of the ancient oriental rugs, conventionally manufactured in the Afghanistan. The majority of Afghan carpets are named after their area of foundation or through the name of the ethnic group who weaves them. These carpets are testimony to the wide ethical, aesthetic and superior skills of the artists. The woven style and designing of varies with different regions from where these rugs have originated. Afghan Turkestan rugs are basically manufactured in the areas near to border of Uzbekistan. Herati rugs are produced in the Herati regions of the Afghan these rugs are one of the extraordinary and identifiable oriental rugs among all other forms of rugs. Maximum of the rugs manufactured in this area are crafted with the fine patterns of living creatures. It is a difficult and time consuming job to craft Herati rugs as they require closed weave in different contortions within a little surface. Baluch tribes of Afghanistan are renowned for their specially crafted wool rugs with traditional ways of weaving mostly by the women folk of that area. To be in line with the latest techniques, many weavers have implemented the technique of weaving and artworks from other countries like turkey, Iran etc in their interweaving styles. There are number of ethnic groups which are specially known for their rug arts such as Andkhoy, Sulayman, Aq Shah, Barmazid, Qarqueen etc. According to the ethnic groups, Afghan Rugs are divided into three various major categories which are Afghan Turkestan, Baluch, and Herati. Prized for their high quality and fine craftsmanship, Afghan Rugs are easily recognized by their characteristic patterns, often set in warm, deep red colour tones. Signature Afghan patterns include the Göls (elephant foot like pattern) and octagonal pattern (eight shaped) often with curvilinear flowers in dark blue, ochre and beige, whilst Pakistani carpets are typically known for their Mori, Bhokara patterns. Various natural and vegetable dyes are used to extract the richness of colors. Many patterns and colors are used, traditionally the most woven design is the elephant's foot, often with a red background. The weavers also weave other trappings of the nomadic lifestyle.

STORE SEARCH
Type:
Price:
Size:
Age:
Advanced Search
Sort by price: Select by Size: / Custom Size

37 Items
R8809 Traditional Afghan Rug
140cm X 94cm
£150.00
R8809 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8666 Traditional Afghan Rug
71cm X 52cm
£49.00
R8666 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8853 Beautiful Afghan Kazak Carpets
161cm X 125cm
£595.00
R8853 Beautiful Afghan Kazak Carpets
R8846 Traditional Afghan Rugs
95cm X 50cm
£75.00
R8846 Traditional Afghan Rugs
R8851 Beautiful Afghan Kazak Carpets
175cm X 127cm
£595.00
R8851 Beautiful Afghan Kazak Carpets
R8668 Traditional Afghan Rug
76cm X 50cm
£49.00
R8668 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8810 Traditional Afghan Rug
190cm X 151cm
£395.00
R8810 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8849 Beautiful Afghan Kazak Carpets
150cm X 115cm
£495.00
R8849 Beautiful Afghan Kazak Carpets
R8671 Traditional Afghan Rug
70cm X 53cm
£49.00
R8671 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8850 Beautiful Afghan Kazak Carpets
170cm X 121cm
£595.00
R8850 Beautiful Afghan Kazak Carpets
R8663 Traditional Afghan Rug
75cm X 47cm
£49.00
R8663 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8847 Traditional Afghan Rugs
100cm X 50cm
£75.00
R8847 Traditional Afghan Rugs
R8672 Traditional Afghan Rug
75cm X 52cm
£49.00
R8672 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8852 Beautiful Afghan Kazak Carpets
155cm X 122cm
£495.00
R8852 Beautiful Afghan Kazak Carpets
R8814 Traditional Afghan Rug
150cm X 101cm
£150.00
R8814 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8845 Traditional Afghan Rugs
90cm X 50cm
£75.00
R8845 Traditional Afghan Rugs
R8660 Traditional Afghan Rug
68cm X 51cm
£49.00
R8660 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8664 Traditional Afghan Rug
66cm X 55cm
£49.00
R8664 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8662 Traditional Afghan Rug
65cm X 50cm
£49.00
R8662 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8665 Traditional Afghan Rug
76cm X 55cm
£49.00
R8665 Traditional Afghan Rug
Page 1 of 2
No Record found.
Please try another search with different keyword.
Sold Items : 2534 sales
Clearance Sale
TESTIMONIALS

Hello, I received both rugs yesterday. They were exactly as depicted on the website, and I am very pleased with them, an..

Kathryn Black, UK


Thank you for the speedy delivery of the Kilim stool. We really love it.

Diana Heffer, uk


The cushion covers arrived today and they are lovely. Many Thanks.

Aileen Cameron, Scotland


Good Afternoon, Just to let you know that my order arrived this morning. Many thanks again for exchanging the covers, ..

Dian Cordingley-McIntosh, UK


Our carpet arrived very promptly and looks exactly as we expected. Just like to say that I think the website is very suc..

Mrs. L Ross, United Kingdom


Hello Kazim, The order arrived safely and without troubles this afternoon; handed over by a courteous UPS courier rep. ..

Rover Mellon, Australia


Overall, my experience purchasing Kilim pillow covers from the Rug Store website was a good one. After looking around on..

Melissa Miranda, Barcelona, Spain


Surprised to receive my order so quickly - thanks alot. Very pleased with cushion covers.

Mr Graham Dean , UK


The kilim arrived today -way earlier than I expected. Thank you for the super service, and It's just as beautiful as I h..

A.T. USA


Hi there, just wanted to say thank you for dealing so quickly and helpfully to my recent order and exchange of one of th..

Annie O'Leary, UK


view all...
Back to top