Despite a war strife country for over 30 years Afghanistan continues to be a major powerhouse in carpet industry and its carpets have become increasingly popular. The two most popular styles of carpets are Khal Mohammadi and Afghan Aqche. Afghan rugs are famous for their red wine color and fine wool.
The Pakistani carpets are predominantly divided between Mori and Persian design. The Mori carpets are renowned for the Bokhara type and Turkmenistan pattern and are found in rich blue, red or green colors. The Persian style is very popular and most commonly imitates the Kashan and Kerman models.
The Persian carpets are widely considered to be the finest carpet making region in the world. Iran has a rich history and some of the most famous carpet designs derive their name from the cities of lspahan, Mashad, Kerman, Shiraz, Tabrez and Bidjar. The carpets can also be named after different ethnic groups like the Ghashghais.
The name Tibetan carpets actually indicate that the handmade carpets are from Tibet, the world’s highest situated area, but it also means carpets handmade from the Tibetan fugitives living in Nepal. Tibetan craftsman are renowned for their exquisite quality and although mostly inspired by Persian style...
The former Russian breakaway countries of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, East Turkistan and Azerbaijan are given a common identity of Central Asian carpets. The Turkmenistan carpets includes the following carpets; Basjir, Salor, Tekke, Tjaudor and Yomut carpets, which are all examples of carpet styles that used to be called Bokhara carpets.
Technically, contemporary designs of carpets are rooted in the moment as in this moment, here and now — how’s that for having to think on your feet?. But in broad terms, it represents an about-face from the conventions of traditional decor.
Less is more: smooth sketches instead of ornamentation......