7’5″ x 13’11”
- Additional information
Afghan rugs, often known as Afghan carpets, are hand-woven rugs that are historically created in Afghanistan, though many are also weaved by Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Afghan rugs received the international prizes in 2008, 2013, and 2014, which are hosted yearly in Hamburg, Germany. Various ethnic groups, primarily Turkmen, assemble Afghan rugs in northern and western Afghanistan.  The Shindand or Adraskan (named after local Afghan cities) is one of the most unusual and distinctive of all oriental rugs, produced in the Herat Province of western Afghanistan. Their hallmark appearance is bizarrely elongated human and animal designs. Carpets are sold all over Afghanistan, although the majority are sold in Mazar-e Sharif.
Afghan rugs are traditionally classified into two types: Turkman carpets and Baluchi carpets, which are more similar to Central Asian tribal weavings in terms of color, design, and weave than Persian rugs. These rugs’ weave grade might range from coarse to medium. Felted wool carpets, flat non-pile fabric woven carpets, and pile and knotted wool, cotton, and silk carpets are among them, with the majority of them taking six to nine months to complete. Afghan carpets are one-of-a-kind in practically every design aspect.