What Makes Pakistani Rugs Highly Desirable?
If you are looking for a hand knotted Oriental rug that comprises beautiful designs and colors and is durable for many years, but has a reasonable price, searching for a Pakistani rug it would be the best idea. You can have the guarantee that like in ancient times, these rugs are hand knotted and dyed in natural vegetable dyes.
Why Pakistani Rugs?
Pakistan has been and remains one of the main producers of handmade rugs while Pakistani weavers gained fame for their ability to include every kind of design in their carpets. Meantime, other regions remain faithful to their designs and motifs while Pakistani weavers have borrowed some of the best elements of design from the surrounding areas. These rugs are highly desirable due to their durability and also because they are considered as some of the softness types in the world.
Oriental rugs, in general, are the result of the combination of three main ingredients: colors, patterns and obviously skillful hands of talented weavers. Weavers in Pakistan use wool from Australia and this explains the softness of their rugs. When all these are combined in a crafting process based on the traditional way of carpet weaving the value of the rug increases as well as the demand from overseas.
High-quality materials used by Pakistani weavers for the rugs that currently are massively produced in the areas of Lahore, Karachi and Rawalpind are sold under different names like Peshawar, Quetta, Persian, Chobi Zielger, Traditional Bokhara, Bahawalpur, Hyderabad, Karachi, Multan, Ikat Oriental rugs, etc.
Handwoven rugs are now produced in almost every city and village in Middle and Far East. Their prices differ depending on the name that the rugs bear, the materials and most of all, their age.
The mastery of weaving carpets was developed in the area where nowadays Pakistan is located at the same time when it prospered in the surrounding civilizations around the eleventh century. Meanwhile, many historians say that the use of woven textiles evolved at first by the civilizations that inhabited the area of the Indus Valley. They say this based on the results of excavations in the area. Various weaving materials have been discovered during archaeological digs. Carpet weaving craft started when Muslims moved the area. They brought an art that locals refined in the rug that is now under your feet.