As the name indicates, Afghan Carpets are originated from Afghanistan. In these days, many other countries copy the design and pattern of afghan carpets. These carpets are made up of pure wool and cotton material and this hand-knotted Carpet and rug can be counted as a decorative asset but actually, it is a foundation of gorgeous surface. To have a rustic home decor, there is not a better option than tribal “Carpets and Rugs“ which comes under two main categories- Afghan and kilim. As they have originated many year ago so they have 100% traditional pattern. We have listed some reasons in the article that why Afghan carpets are classic and timeless:
→ Carpet Design: The Afghan carpets contain one of a kind design pattern which can add an elegant look and style to the surface. To help you out to select your design, we are giving you a brief idea for some of the famous designs of these carpets mentioned below:
♦ Caucasian Afghan: These types of carpets exhibit flower pot type designing on base of carpet and duly filled with small floral motifs. If your living room is based on floral theme then you can select this carpet for that particular area.
♦ Mori Bokhara: It looks like the footprints of an elephant mostly woven in rust color. The design has been originated from Afghanistan in 16th Century.
→ 100% Hand knotted: These carpets are designed on a handloom which is operated by hand on which 2 or 3 weavers can work together. Handloom is a setup of wooden beams and the loom size id adjusted according to the carpet size. Before the weaving is started, designers use to draw the design on a paper known as CAD. Then a foundation of cotton yarn is created called as wrap to provide the strength to the carpet. Afterwards, weaving is started from bottom to up as well as knots are made and bind together.
→ Durability: The “Afghan Carpets“ are highly durable because it is made using knot on knot. These area rugs can be used from one generation to another one.
→ 100% washable: They are made up of natural material using vegetable dyes so you can wash them at your home. You can use warm water, detergent or shampoo, cleansing softener for cleaning the afghan area rug. You should also vacuum them twice a week to remove the dust and dirt particles. You can also hire a professional cleaner to wash the Afghan carpet for better result and to keep it look amazing throughout the years of life.
→ Price: Afghan carpets are more expensive than other hand tufted area rugs and flat woven dhurrie because it takes many months to weave them. It takes about six to eleven months of the year to design and weave it. Also, it needs more craftsmanship and efforts, therefore, they cost you much than other carpets.
Hence, the above mentioned factors can prove that the Afghan carpets and rugs are the best choice for enhancing the beauty and elegance of your room interiors.
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