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  1. Village Kazak 176 x 119cm
  2. Natural Aqcha 178 x 122cm
  3. Village Kazak 182 x 117cm
  4. Royal Ziegler  170 x 123cm
  5. Royal Ziegler 276 x 173cm
  6. Chob Rang 274 x 180cm
  7. Chob Rang 272 x 181cm
  8. Chob Rang 267 x 175cm
  9. Chob Rang Mahal  271 x 188cm
  10. Chob Rang 265 x 187cm
  11. Fine Afghan Shakh 290 x 195cm
  12. Royal Ziegler 303 x 220cm
  13. Super kazak 278 x 204cm
  14. Super kazak 283 x 207cm
  15. Aryana 289 x 200cm
  16. Aryana 287 x 211cm
  17. Aryana 291 x 238cm
  18. Royal Ziegler 289 x 83cm
  19. Aryana 292 x 252cm
  20. Chob Rang 295 x 247cm
  21. Chob Rang 294 x 249cm
  22. Chob Rang 298 x 242cm
  23. Chob Rang 326 x 244cm
  24. Royal Ziegler 298 x 241cm
  25. Royal Ziegler 490 x 79cm
  26. Royal Ziegler 434 x 80cm
  27. Chob Rang 364 x 165cm
  28. Chob Rang 349 x 151cm
  29. £2,163.00 £1,295.00
  30.  Khan 591 x 78cm
  31.  Khan 481 x 83cm

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What is a Traditional Hand-made Rug

When we talk of ‘’Traditional’’ in this context, we refer not only to the process of hand-spun woollen or silk yarns, which are traditionally dip dyed before the weavers hand-knot and hand-weave the rugs, but of the types of patterns and colour combinations. Even in the twenty-first century, this age old craft continues.

Traditional rugs tend to have borders or multiple bands of borders with the central area displaying the motifs (Gul), floral patterns and geometric patterns. As expected, they are often darker and with perhaps more conservative colour combinations. While rugs can sometimes appear similar there is never two rugs which are exactly the same, each being unique. This is simply because each rug is handmade by different weavers.

Where can a traditional hand-made rug be best placed in your home

A traditional rug can enhance your lounge, study, bedroom, corridors and hallways, even a bathroom. We have taken many rugs into our customer’s homes to help them choose, and have seen traditional rugs enrich their homes be it a modern space or a classic setting.

A Short History of Traditional Handmade rugs

Rug making historically goes back multiple centuries and spans many, many countries of the world but more famously, Oriental rugs are thought of as coming from Aisa and North Africa. (Afghanistan, Iran/Persia, Turkey, China, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and Russia)

The oldest rug, ‘The Pazyryk’, still in existence, remains on display in the Hermitage museum in St. Peterburg, Russia. Excavated by archeologists in 1949 from a burial mound in Siberia and almost fully preserved in ice. It was found to be a Persian pattern made by the Pazyryk nomads in the 5th Century BC.

Whilst there are many influences in designs which crossed countries, cultures, religeons and politics, it is clear to say that different regions (and within that different cities, towns and sometimes villages and tribes) each had quite identifiable patterns, motifs and use of colour. Within this again is a further division of varied regional techniques used in the tying of knots and weaving. Other influences which can be found in some Oriental rugs originate in Europe, particularly Aubusson and Savonnerie carpets of France, Ottoman rugs from Transylvania in Hungary and Romania, Scandinavian and English as well as traditional rugs and blankets of the great weavers of the Navajo tribe in the United States of Northern America.

The Origins of rug naming

In Persian rugs, naming is very much restricted to the City, Town or Village in which they originate, such as Qum (Qom), Tabriz, Shiraz, Kashan, Isfahan, Nasrabad, Hamadan, Saruk, Malayer, Bijar and Senneh, with Qashqai rugs named after a particular tribe and Gabbah rugs meaning unclipped pile yarns. To the trained eye each rug is easily identifiable in its origin.

With Afghan rugs this is less so, with some rugs named by the city or town, some by the pattern, some by the tribe, some by the technique used, and even some by the person who created a specific dye colour recipe:

‘’Tekke’’ rugs by Turkoman Tribes people; ‘’Zeigler’’, the pattern named after Mr Zeigler a Swiss man who saw an opportunity to create these rugs initially in Iran, now only made in Afghanistan; ‘’Khan’’ after Mr Khan Muhammadi, a famous yarn dyer; ‘’Aqcha’’, a Northern Afghanistan town; ‘’Baluch or Baluchi’’ a type of soft blanket type rug originating from West Afghanistan; ‘’Herat’’ a town creating a particular weave kilim called Adraskan Herat; ‘’Soumak’’ from a city making a flat woven surface kilim; ‘’Bokhara’’ a city in Uzbekistan; ‘’Maimana’’, making Chobi vegetable dyed Kilims, a town on North Western Border of Afghanistan and Iran; ‘’Kazak’’ originating from old Caucasian patterns.

Choosing the right rug

A Traditional hand-made rug is often considered equal to the painting on a wall, it can be a central focus or an integral part of the look and ambiance you are creating. Each rug is unique.

Size of the rug as well as colours, tones and pattern are greatly important.

Is a Traditional Rug for your home

From our experience whilst taking rugs into our customer’s homes, we have seen traditional rugs improve, harmonise and enhance the settings equally where our customers have more classic furnishings as well as those whose homes are quite modern.

A few of our customers have purchased a beautiful rug purely to hang on a feature wall instead of an oil painting. Some of our customers have asked us to make a bespoke rug to their own measurements, colour palette and design.