Khan Rug 275cm x 188cm / 9′ x 6’2”
Named after Mr Khal Muhammad, who created deep intense red natural dyes. The rugs follow a distinctive types of patterning which once seen a few times can be easily recognised again in all its subtle and beautiful variations.
Afghan Khan rugs or Khal Muhammadi rugs are only woven in the Andkhoy region of Afghanistan. They are woven by the Uzbek and Turkoman people.
The rugs earned their name from Mr Khal Muhammad, a famous yarn dyer who developed a particular recipe to create deep intense reds sometimes so rich they could appear a mahogany reddish brown. The rugs follow a distinctive type of patterning which once seen a few times can be easily recognised again in all its subtle and beautiful variations. Currently our weavers are introducing new colour combinations into their Khan rugs.
|Origin||Northern Afghanistan, Andkhoy/Uzbek&Turkmen weavers|
|Pile||Hand Spun Wool|
|Hand-Knot type||Turkoman Baft|
|Knot count||(40/40)-160,000-200,000 knots per square meter|
|Pile depth / Rug thickness||4mm/9mm|