Rugs of Afganistan

Afghanistan rugs hold a prestigious place within the industry.

Each rug is handmade using the traditional, hand knotting technique. Even today, rug makers use the methods and patterns their ancestors used – providing you with a unique rug bursting with culture and

Afghanistan rugs offer an unrivalled level of quality which cannot be matched with modern manufacturing processes. Each rug tells the story of the rug master, whom will spend months or even years working on a single piece.

Kazak Rugs

If you’re looking for a way to add a traditional, yet colourful style to your home, then look no further than the exquisite Kazak Rug.

These intricate, oriental rugs provide an inviting style for any room of the house while adding a luxurious and antique feel – no matter how young the rug itself is.
The style originates from Caucasia, has Armenian influence in terms of style. There are also Kazak rugs made by the Hazara and Hazani people of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Kazak rugs are a heavy and dense carpet made up of tightly, individually knotted threads. Every square meter of carpet will incorporate at least 100 knots, with more knots creating a denser, more intricate rug. Our 173 x 244cm Kazak Rug uses 200,000 knots/m2 to create a beautifully vibrant and distinct pattern. Woven in wool, the rugs are highly durable and have a short pile – making them perfect for high traffic areas of the home.

The patterns found on Kazak rugs are deeply rooted in tradition, each telling its own story. The carpets are bright and bold, and detailed with geometric patterns. To create these intricately designed patterns can take months, with the final product offering a stylish, folk-lore inspired style.

Ziegler Rugs

While Kazak rugs typically use bold reds, teals and blues, Ziegler rugs can be found in just about any colour. These rugs are incredibly popular for their distorted, vintage feel and incorporate beautiful designs with delightfully rich colours. Unlike Kazak carpets, Ziegler rugs are named after their style and
design, rather than where they originated.

In the 18 th century, Germany company Ziegler & Co. Recruited master weavers to create a more subtle and softer version of the popular Persian rug.
The rugs are now commonly weaved in Arak or Persia on to a simple cotton base. Using a high-quality wool for weaving, the classic hand knotting technique creates deeply intricate patterns for long-lasting, durable carpets.

Unlike mass-manufactured pieces, Ziegler rug masters use local plants and vegetables to create beautifully rich dyes for their threads. They are also left in the sun to dry for days at a time in order to provide a softer, more muted colour.

With floral, geometric designs and people and animal motifs, Ziegler rugs combine an essence of sophistication and playfulness to create the perfect style for family homes. The rugs are often finished with a small frayed hem or a larger tassel border like the one found on our 156 x 216cm rug.

Afghanistan Kilims

We have a wide selection of Afghanistan kilims, all with their own unique design, size and colourscheme. You can style a kilim rug by taking colours from the pattern and incorporating these into other soft furnishings within the room.

They typically use bright and bold dyes, and capture a chunkier pattern than Ziegler and Kazak rugs. Their tribal style makes them ideal for sprucing up a neutral interior and adding culture and character to any room of the house. Their flat weave makes them easy to clean and great for hallways, kitchens and living areas that have high foot traffic. They can also be layered on top of one another to create more texture within the room.

How to care for Afghan rugs

Thanks to their durability, Afghan rugs can be vacuumed on both sides. If you notice visible marks or stains, you can wash the rug with a gentle soap and cold water – so not to damage the dyes. It’s not recommended that you try a typical carpet cleaner.

You can also use a brush or sponge to push out any dirt and grime stuck in the weave. If you choose to use a water solution, make sure to leave the rug somewhere it can dry thoroughly before replacing it on the floor.