Bring home the beauty of the east with 100% handmade Pakistani rugs from QALEEN. Known for their alluring Persian designs, high knot density and affordability, these carpets accentuate the interiors of your home. Pakistani handmade rugs are also popular among rug enthusiasts for their durability, their soft texture, and their charming design patterns that are always unique. A single Pakistani rug takes months to be crafted and has a pattern that you won’t see replicated in any other handmade rug. In a sense, handwoven rugs that come under the Pakistani rug category are always one-of-a-kind, since no two articles ever share the same pattern. Which means, if you do get a Pakistani rug for your home, it would likely be the most unique décor item that you own. No wonder if you get kudos from your guests on having an authentic Pakistani handmade rug adorn your living room floor! Wait no more and beautify your living spaces with hand-knotted Pakistani rugs available at QALEEN!
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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 the 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 a 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 hand-knotted area rugs. Good thing is that they are considerably less expensive than equivalent quality Persian rugs. However, if you’re in for a cheap rug, you might’ve to go for the machine-made option.
There are five major types of Pakistani rug styles: Pakistani Chobi Rugs, Pakistani Mori Rugs, Pakistani Bokhara Rugs, Pakistani Jaldar Rugs, and Pakistani Caucasian Rugs; although there are many other types that are woven in Pakistan.
Mori carpets feature a Pakistani Bokhara rugs like pattern and other Turkmen patterns. Pakistani Ziegler rugs, another famous Pakistani rug type are inspired by Western themes and feature softer hues as compared to other traditional rugs. Also, their design patterns are more intricate and filled with floral details instead of geometric motifs.
Pakistani handmade rugs are made of the finest materials, including high-quality wool, cotton, and luxurious threads of silk. Those who weave these carpets are mostly the descendants of skilled weavers who moved from India to Pakistan at the time of Partition of the Subcontinent. Apart from this, a huge number of Afghan refugees who fled the Taliban regime in Afghanistan are also involved in the trade. These Afghan rug weavers are responsible for numerous Pakistani rug types that follow tribal patterns and designs, such as Baluchi rugs.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF PAKISTANI RUGS
Pakistani Persian Rugs:
Pakistani 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.
Pakistani Bokhara Rugs:
Pakistani 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.
Pakistani 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 Pakistani Bokhara rugs 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 area 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.
Pakistani Chobi Rugs:
Chobi is the Farsi word “chob" which means wood, indicating the source of its natural or vegetable dyes.
Pakistani 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, and dried flowers. That's why it requires intense labor and complications to make a chobi ziegler rug. And their natural dyes are also the major reason why they’re so popular and highly sought-after among rug lovers. That’s because naturally dyed rugs don’t bleed or fade, unless you place the rug under direct sunlight.
Pakistani Gabbeh Rugs:
Pakistani 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. Pakistani 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 is 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.
Pakistani Kazak Rugs:
Pakistani 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. These rugs are a popular choice among homeowners who want to add a pop of color and the warmth of tradition to their living spaces. For the best outcome, pair up a bold Kazak masterpiece with earthy-toned sofas and light wooden furnishings.
Pakistani Khal Mohammadi Rugs:
Another popular tribal carpet! Pakistani 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.
Shirvan 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. Shirvans 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 the Qashqai 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.
Pakistani Kilim Rugs:
Pakistani Kilims rugs are flat weave carpets and thus don't have a pile like most rugs. Interestingly, the 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 kilim 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” comes from the dumba 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. A Kilim is perfect for creating a minimalistic look that radiates a boho-chic vibe. Pair it up with wicker furniture and lots of indoor plants to get the ideal contemporary interior décor look infused with a touch of traditional charm.
The best thing about Pakistani handmade rugs is that these are incredibly durable and are available in a range of different styles, colors, sizes, and shapes. Which means, no matter what your style inspo is, you can always find the perfect Pakstani area rug that can act as the much-needed anchor, pulling together your entire décor, creating a focal point, and making the whole room appear well put-together. For the hallways, kitchen, a walk-in closet, or bathroom, get a Pakistani runner rug and enjoy the pleasure of placing your bare feet on soft velvety wool.
Good news is, a lot of these valuable Pakistani rugs are available for sale at discounted prices at our online store. So, hurry up and buy your ideal Pakistani handmade rug now!
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In addition to this, our no-question return policy allows our customers to return the rug if they don’t like it and get a refund without any questions asked!