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An Afghan rug (or Afghan carpet) is a type of handwoven floor-covering textile traditionally made in Afghanistan. Many of the Afghan rugs are also woven by Afghans, Afghan rug won international awards, which is held every year in Hamburg,Germany. The Afghan rugs are mostly assembled in northern and western Afghanistan, by various ethnic groups but mainly by Turkmen.
One of the most exotic and distinctive of alloriental rugs is the Shindand or Adraskan(named after local Afghan towns), woven in the Herat Province, in western Afghanistan. Strangely elongated human and animal figures are their signature look. The carpet can be sold across Afghanistan with the most based in Mazar-e Sharif.
Another staple of Afghanistan is Baluchi rugs, most notably Baluchi prayer rugs. They are made by Afghanistan's Baloch people in the south-western part of the country.
Various vegetable, and other natural dyes are used to produce the rich colors. The rugs are mostly of medium sizes. Many patterns and colors are used, but the traditional and most typical is that of the octagonal elephant's foot (Bukhara) print, often with a red background. The weavers also produce other trappings of the nomadic lifestyle, including tent bags and ceremonial pieces.
Afghanistan carpets are hand made (not made with machine. Afghanistan carpets are world famous and Afghanistan has first position in the world for its carpet producing and no country can compet with Afghanistan's carpet. People of different provinces of Afghanistan learnt carpet weaving from childhood and they are working as carpet weaver.
Afghan carpets are available in many colors and designs. Any order for different designs are accepted even weaving of photos are possible in our Afghan carpets.There are many types of famous Afghan carpet but world famous are as follow:
1- silk carpet
Silk Carpets are made of pure and original silkworm wool.weaving of silk carpet takes long time than all other types of carpet. For making a silk carpet four persons shall work for one year to be able that we have a 6 m2 silk caskin.
2- beljek carpet
Made of Belgium sheep wool which are importing to Afghanistan and made in Afghanistan.its wool are 50/50 ( in each 10 cm 50 wools are weaving. For making a 6 meter Belgium carpet 6 month is needed.
3- Morinos carpets
Its made of Morinos sheep wool.morinos carpets has many design and colors its one type is made of wood colors which has 8 colors used in one carpet as follow:
1- espark plant natural color
2- walnut natural color
3- Royan (red color)
5- black wood
7-espark plant min with walnut
8- pomegranate skin
Made of Kazakhstan wool.weaving kazaki carpet takes two months.
Note: the unique speciality that Afghan carpet has is we can reweave these carpets when its one part is burned and nobody can know that which area of that carpet was burnt.