Rug Knowledge Centre


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Baluch بلوچ Rug

Baluch بلوچ Rug

The Baluchis live on the border district between Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Baluch is a generic term of nomads consisting of smaller tribes with varied origin. Their livelihood consists of agriculture, raising sheep, goats and camels together with carpet manufacturing.

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Chubi Rug (aka) Zeigler

Chubi Rug (aka) Zeigler

The word Chubi with its various spelling and transliteration (Chubi, choobi, choubi,) is an attribution from the word “choob” or "Chub" with a long vowel of ”oo” or as it sounds in book. “ Chub” literally means wood and originally is a Persian word that is used for the same meaning in Urdu.

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Khamya خامیاب

Khamya خامیاب

Khamyab خامیاب Rugs are hand knotted mostly in the northern region of Afghanistan and part of Northern Pakistan. Afghanistan, the country shaken by the war of recent years, has a long history of carpet knotting. It consists mainly of mountains, which can be admired from an airplane at good weather.

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Runners

Runners

Our runners come in various types, sizes and colours. We stock runners of different variation such as Chubi, Qazak, Khamyab and Kilim. We source our runners from various regions, such as, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan and Azerbaijan. All our runners are of high quality and hand-picked.

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Beljik

Beljik

The hallmark of the Beljik is its remarkable colours, from varying shades of deep reds, blues and blacks. These rugs are generally considered to be the finest of all tribal style rugs. They are made with finely-spun wool and knotted into intricate geometric patterns with complex borders.

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