What is an Afghan Chobi rug?

What is an Afghan Chobi rug?

Chobi Rugs are specially hand made to last for generations, unlike Gabbeh Persian style rugs which are made by nomads on erratic ground looms. The use of weaving machines in the making of Chobi rugs gives them a fine symmetrical look.

Where are Chobi rugs made?

Chobi style Persian rugs are hand crafted in Afghanistan in the regions nearest the border with Pakistan. They, like Gabbeh style Persian rugs are hand-knotted and made to last for generations and beyond.

What is a Kazak rug?

Kazaks are a type of Armenian rug that was woven in the south of the Caucasus region, between Tiflis and Erevan. The production of the rug in the Caucasus region is limited, only done in a few villages, therefore the beautiful design is being reproduced in the Varanasi province of India, by the Bhadohi village weavers.

What types of rugs are used and displayed in Afghanistan?

Materials and Texture Afghan rugs can usually be divided into two types, Turkman carpets and Baluchi carpets, which resemble the tribal weaving’s of Central Asia in terms of their colour, design and weave than those from Persia. The quality of these carpets can range from coarse to medium in weave.

What is a Gabbeh rug?

Traditionally a sleeping rug, a gabbeh is a hand-woven pile rug of coarse quality and medium size (90 x 150 cm, 3 by 5 ft, or larger) characterized by an abstract design that relies upon open fields of color and a playfulness with geometry.

What is a Ziegler carpet?

Ziegler rugs are based on the classical Persian rugs. To give them an antique look, the carpets are bleached in the sun and rubbed with stones to slightly wipe the pile. The rugs are knotted by hand in an old tradition.

Are Kazak rugs good quality?

Kazak rugs are well-recognized for their striking aesthetic, durability and highly saturated naturally-dyed color tones, and have long been collected for their rugged authenticity.

Which country is famous for carpets?

Important countries for handmade carpets are Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, India, China and also the Caucasus. Turkey, Morocco or Egypt, for example, are also some of the major countries with own characteristics.

Why are Afghan rugs so expensive?

The finest of these carpets can take months, and even years to be made. Finer yarns like silk and cotton yields light-weight and intricate designs and takes much longer to weave compared to wool yarns. Hence, the prices of the rugs made from finer yarns are higher than the ones made completely of wool.

Why are Afghan rugs red?

While Khal Mohammadi are knotted by Afghans, Afghan Aqche are mostly made by Turkmen. Self-produced wool from sheep and goats is used in materials. Afghan carpets are produced in almost all sizes….Afghan Rugs.

Characteristics Dark red, octagonal pattern

Are Gabbeh rugs soft?

Luribaft Gabbeh – These rugs have a soft, relatively short pile and a unique sheen from their tight, fine weave and high quality wool. They do not have any pile. The weavers weave the colorful designs into the foundation of the rug, which makes them quite different from all other Gabbehs.