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GET TO KNOW ABOUT PAKISTANI RUGS
Pakistani rugs, as the name implies, are made in Pakistan. The eminent hubs of the rugs in Pakistan are Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta. The history of Pakistani rugs dates back to the era when Persians invaded Indo-Pak sub-continent from the northwest, bringing with them their valued cultural treasures, their mesmerizing handmade rugs.
Over time, the infusion of both cultures had a deep impact on the theme, patterns, motifs and the colors of the carpets woven in the region. In 1970, Pakistani rug weavers introduced a new carpet that was termed as a “Pak Persian Rug”. The new rug featured high knot density between 250 to 350 knots per square inch. They became popular for their gorgeous curves and floral designs.
Today, Pakistan is known for its attractive handknotted rugs. Good thing is that they are considerably less expensive than equivalent quality Persian rugs.
There are three major types of Pakistani rugs: Chobi, Mori, Bokhara, Jaldar and Caucasian; although there are many other types that are woven in Pakistan.
Mori carpets feature a Bokhara like pattern and other Turkmen patterns. Ziegler carpets, another famous Pakistani type, have patterns being inspired from older customs in the Arak district in Iran.
TYPES OF PAKISTANI RUGS
Pak Persian Rugs:
Pak Persian rugs are known for their diverse color pallet, detailed floral designs, higher knot density, and distinct center medallion. A lot of knots are made per square to show the design.
The carpet features 15 to 25 colors, providing huge flexibility in terms of style and décor. Popular Persian designs are Kirman, Isfahan, Tabriz, and Kashan. Persian rugs are also made in Pakistan, thanks to the descendants of the Persian artists of the Mughal Empire.
Bokhara rugs feature fine traditional geometric patterns against solid background colors. They feature over 200-knot counts per square inch while there are 5-8 jewel-toned colors in each rug.
Bokhara rugs are generally composed of 100% wool on a cotton warp and weft. And it takes 9-10 months to complete a 9’x12′ rug. They are praised for velvety, plush piles and pliant texture. The major hubs of Bokhara rugs in Pakistan are Multan, Hyderabad, and Lahore.
Baluchi (pronounced as Bah-loo-chee) is made by the Baluchi tribes in Baluchistan province in Pakistan. The rug’s trademarks are whimsy, surprising color pallet, and playful patterns.
Baluchi rugs are made from wool on a wool warp and weft and feature Senna knot.
Featuring 6-10 colors, these rugs have more than 100 knots per square inch. A team of 5-6 artists has to work six hours a day to make a 9’x12′ rug in 9-10 months.
Beljik rugs are mainly known for their striking color, from varying shades of blues, blacks, and deep reds. These are counted among one of the finest tribal style rugs. Beljik rugs are made with finely-spun wool to be knotted into geometric patterns with complex borders. The wool is only taken from the belly of the sheep.
Chobi is the Farsi word “chob" that means wood, indicating the source of its natural or vegetable dyes.
Chobi rugs are made across Pakistan. They are all hand-knotted with hand-spun wool. Natural or vegetable dyes are used to color the rug which is made from tree bark, nutshells, fruit skins, dried flowers, and dried flowers. That's why it requires intense labor and complications to make a chobi rug.
Gabbeh rugs are almost identical to Chobis as they are hand-knotted and dyed with 100% natural dyes. They are praised for softness and luster that gives them the look of an antique rug. The rug features contemporary patterns like stripes, vines and geometric. Gabbeh has over 100 knots per square inch while there are 4-7 naturally dyed colors in each rug. It takes 10-12 months to complete a 9’x12′ rug.
The hallmark of Heriz rugs are the shades of indigo blues, deep reds, and ivories with the other pallets like green, gold, and rust. They are almost entirely naturally-dyed. However, artists can use commercially made natural dye to minimize labor. Heriz rugs are made with the hand-spun wool.
Kazaks rugs feature reds, ivories and indigo blues, giving them a casual and warm appearance. The wool in Kazaks is spun by hand using a drop spindle.
Another popular tribal carpet! Khal Mohammadi rugs are known for their bold geometric and stylistically floral designs.
There was a time when it was knotted with naturally dyed handspun yarn. Today, commercially produced dye and machine-spun wool have been an integral part of the manufacturing of Khal Mohammadi.
Sticking to their old traditions, Khal Mohammadi carpets are made using horizontal looms with wool on a wool warp and weft.
Shirwan rugs feature Kazak style in terms of pattern. The only difference is that they are made with hand-spun wool on a spinning wheel. Consequently, they come up with finer patterns and higher knot density than Kazaks. Generally, they are dyed from the commercially available natural dyes. Shirwans are known for geometrically patterned pieces with common shades like reds, ivory, blues, peach, orange, yellow and wheat. It takes 12-14 months by 5 skilled artisans working 5-6 hours a day to complete a 9’x12′ rug.
Qashqai rugs are the brainchild of Qashqui tribe of Iran.
These rugs show the tribe's love for color and design. The rugs feature both hands gathered vegetable dyes and commercially available dyes like indigo and cochineal. A spinning wheel is used to spin their wool. Their knot count is over 100-144 knots per square inch while there are 6-9 colors in each rug. They are made from 100% wool with the Senna knot. It takes 10-11 months by 5 skilled artisans to complete a 9’x12′ rug.
Kilims are flat weave carpets and thus don't have a pile like most rugs. Interestingly, kilim is the Turkish word to describe the flat woven rugs made in the regions stretching from North Africa to India.
Spun on vertical looms, these rugs are made using a warping method. These rugs are reversible, although there is a pre-determined right side to these carpets.
They are dyed using both commercially farmed natural dyes like indigo or cochineal and hand-extracted natural dyes. Their trademark “natural wool colors” come from the dhumba sheep. Each rug features 3-8 colors. Four to five artisans are required to work for 6 hours a day to make a 9’x12′ rug in 10-11 months.
Why Choose ALRUG for Pakistani Rugs?
100% Handmade and Authentic Rugs:
Machines can make rugs. But the rugs made by the skilled hands display the craftsmanship, details, and quality of the artist. That's why we only offer hand-knotted rugs shipped from the eminent hubs of Pakistani rugs like Karachi and Lahore. All rugs are made by the families who have been in this profession for generations. And each rug on our collection takes 9-10 months to complete.
Something to Meet Your Needs:
Whether you’re looking for a rug to accentuate your living area or the one for the comfort of your bedroom, our wide range of Pakistani rugs lets you choose from the multitude of colors, piles, and tone to suit any space.
Refund and Return:
Our all rugs are backed by a simple refund or return policy. If you don’t like our carpets, we are ready to refund you without asking any questions.
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All Sizes Made Available:
Pakistani rugs at ALRUG are available in all sizes, including oversize and palace size art carpets.
How to Take Care of Your Pakistani Rugs
While Pakistani rugs add to the interiors of your living spaces, it is important to maintain their quality. Proper maintenance, dusting, and cleaning will increase the life expectancy of your rugs. Besides, it keeps them new for years. Here’s how you can take care of your Pakistani rugs.
Vacuum Cleaning: Make sure to vacuum your rug on both sides. It will keep them fairly clean.
Rotate Rug More Often: Rotate your rugs more often will minimize the uneven wear and fading caused by bright and sunlit room. You can also use blinds or drapes to prevent your rugs from getting exposed to the sun.
Place Your Furniture Away from Area Rugs: Heavy furniture can crush the fibers and create dents as well. It is better if you use furniture coasters to prevent the damage to the rugs. Or they can be placed away from the rugs.
Use a Rug Pad: Rug pads increase the life of your rug as they provide cushioning and softness. They also prevent slipping.
Get it Cleaned Every 12-18 Months: Professional cleaning is important to maintain the quality of your rugs, even with regular care. Get your rugs cleaned every 12-18 months. However, you may need to clean it more often if the rug is exposed to pets or placed in a heavy traffic area. Also, get your rug cleaned if you have airborne allergies. The professional cleaning will remove odors, pet allergens, mold spores, debris, and dust mites.
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