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.

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R8655 Traditional Afghan Rug
70cm X 60cm
£49.00
R8655 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8659 Traditional Afghan Rug
68cm X 51cm
£49.00
R8659 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8664 Traditional Afghan Rug
66cm X 55cm
£49.00
R8664 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8467 Afghan Ziegler Carpets
290cm X 190cm
£2500.00  £1950.00
R8467 Afghan Ziegler Carpets
R8387 Hand Woven Tribal and Village Afghan Rugs
120cm X 105cm
£195.00
R8387 Hand Woven Tribal and Village Afghan Rugs
R8653 Traditional Afghan Rug
72cm X 52cm
£49.00
R8653 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8671 Traditional Afghan Rug
70cm X 53cm
£49.00
R8671 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8670 Traditional Afghan Rug
70cm X 50cm
£49.00
R8670 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8668 Traditional Afghan Rug
76cm X 50cm
£49.00
R8668 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8672 Traditional Afghan Rug
75cm X 52cm
£49.00
R8672 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8663 Traditional Afghan Rug
75cm X 47cm
£49.00
R8663 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8662 Traditional Afghan Rug
65cm X 50cm
£49.00
R8662 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8654 Traditional Afghan Rug
69cm X 47cm
£49.00
R8654 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8665 Traditional Afghan Rug
76cm X 55cm
£49.00
R8665 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8389 Hand Woven Tribal and Village Afghan Rugs
120cm X 105cm
£195.00
R8389 Hand Woven Tribal and Village Afghan Rugs
R8658 Traditional Afghan Rug
60cm X 40cm
£49.00
R8658 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8669 Traditional Afghan Rug
76cm X 50cm
£49.00
R8669 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8657 Traditional Afghan Rug
71cm X 51cm
£49.00
R8657 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8660 Traditional Afghan Rug
68cm X 51cm
£49.00
R8660 Traditional Afghan Rug
R8666 Traditional Afghan Rug
71cm X 52cm
£49.00
R8666 Traditional Afghan Rug
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