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Afghanistan Carpets and Rugs

Afghan rugs are known for their high quality and distinct beauty. Traditionally made using time-honoured techniques passed down through generations, Afghan rugs are known for their meticulous construction and durability.

They’re typically crafted from high-quality, hand-spun wool, resulting in a soft, luxurious texture that can withstand daily wear and tear. Due to their craftsmanship and materials, Afghan rugs can be considered valuable investments, potentially appreciating in value over time.

Like any hand-crafted item, quality can vary depending on the specific rug. At Oriental Rugs of Norwich, we can help you identify high-quality Afghan rugs and ensure you find the perfect piece for your home.

Unlike machine-made rugs, Afghan rugs are meticulously hand-knotted, a time consuming process requiring skilled craftspeople. The intricate designs and tight knots contribute significantly to the rug’s value.

Weavers spend months, sometimes even years, creating a single rug, with each individual piece being a testament to the meticulous handcraftsmanship with each knot perfectly placed. This dedication to quality produces rugs that are not only visually stunning but also durable and long-lasting.

The production of Afghan rugs can be limited, especially for those made with particularly rare or intricate designs. This limited supply, coupled with the demand for these beautiful rugs, can drive up the price.

While Afghan rugs can be a significant investment, the quality and beauty they bring to a space can last for generations. At Oriental Rugs of Norwich, we have a variety of Afghan rugs available so we can help you find a rug that complements your style.

Afghan rugs, with proper care, can last for generations – with some rugs easily being over 100 years old.

They’re so durable due to their traditional craftsmanship, crafted from hand-spun wool. Afghan rugs benefit from this natural fibres inherent strength and resilience. Wool repels dirt and dust to some extent, and unlike synthetic materials, it won’t break down easily over time.

The meticulous hand-knotting technique creates a dense and robust foundation for the rug. This tight weave resists wear and tear, preventing the pile from falling out or unravelling significantly.

There are a few factors that may affect longevity. High-traffic areas will naturally see more wear and tear. Rotating your rug occasionally can help even out wear. Direct sunlight can cause fading over time. Consider positioning your rug away from prolonged exposure to sunlight.

Owning an oriental rug from Afghanistan is more than just a decorative piece, it can become an investment into a piece of art, with each rug carrying stories and traditions, and offering a unique and valuable addition to any home.

For more information on rugs from Afghanistan, read our Buyer’s Guide to Afghan Rugs or get in touch with us at Oriental Rugs of Norwich.