Afghan rugs are woven in more than 30 different designs and patterns. The presence of red as the main color..., followed by copper, along with Persian knots and the use of natural dyes, add to the quality and durability of this art. Afghan rugs feature various motifs, including elephants, and octagons with curved flowers (Bokhara design) that are rendered in dark blue, mustard and beige. War rugs, also known as conflict rugs or war carpets, feature intricate designs of military equipment, a reflection of the tumultuous events that have shaped Afghanistan’s history. With red as a prominent color, echoing the passion and vitality of the culture, copper and cream weave their way into the designs, adding warmth and depth to the carpets. Following the tradition of Persian knots and natural dyes, the art of Afghan rugs is recognized for its quality and durability. Dating back centuries, this intricate craftsmanship has been adopted from the northern valleys to the southern deserts. Whether your interior décor style is modern or classic, an exceptionally crafted Afghan rug lends character to a room and grounds it in color, texture and warmth.More
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  1. Afghan Finest Ghazni 5'3" x 8'1" Hand-knotted Wool Rug Afghan Finest Ghazni 5'3" x 8'1" Hand-knotted Wool Rug
  2. Afghan Tajik Caucasian 6'7" x 8'8" Hand-knotted Wool Rug Afghan Tajik Caucasian 6'7" x 8'8" Hand-knotted Wool Rug
  3. Afghan Tajik Caucasian 5'11" x 9'8" Hand-knotted Wool Rug Afghan Tajik Caucasian 5'11" x 9'8" Hand-knotted Wool Rug
  4. Afghan Tajik Caucasian 6'5" x 9'3" Hand-knotted Wool Rug Afghan Tajik Caucasian 6'5" x 9'3" Hand-knotted Wool Rug
  5. Afghan Baluch 3'3" x 9'6" Hand-knotted Wool Rug Afghan Baluch 3'3" x 9'6" Hand-knotted Wool Rug
  6. Afghan Finest Khal Mohammadi 3'11" x 7'0" Hand-knotted Wool Rug Afghan Finest Khal Mohammadi 3'11" x 7'0" Hand-knotted Wool Rug

With its multitude of regions, each unique in their weaving style, Afghanistan is home to a wide variety of rug collections. For an Afghan carpet that has drawn inspiration from antique Persian designs, explore our Aryana Rug Collection. These 100% wool hand-knotted rugs are crafted using the finest weaving techniques and feature shades of ivory, red, green, and navy blue from a traditional color palette. For a floral, oriental-style carpet, discover our Chobi Rug Collection. These bordered pieces incorporate the antique and muted look of natural wood colors paired with ornate patterns.

Best Selling Afghan Area Rug Collections

Baluch Rugs: For richly colored, geometric patterns, turn to our Baluch Rug Collection. These tribal pieces put on display the quality of true expert artisan weavers. The runner rugs are ideal for kitchens and hallways, whereas the 4x6 pieces are perfect for entrances and bathrooms. Cousin of the Baluch collection, explore our best selling Teimani Collection.

Khal Mohammadi Rugs: For geometric carpets with deep red hues, discover our Khal Mohammadi Rugs. Named after their tribe, these rugs commonly feature repeated motifs such as octagons, diamonds, and medallions organized in rows or columns, creating a harmonious visual balance. Available in an array of room sizes, a Khal Mohammadi rug will instantly add an elevated and timeless look to a living room or bedroom.

Uzbek Ghazni Rugs: For a blend of classical motifs with contemporary colors, peruse through our assortment of Uzbek Ghazni Rugs. These Middle Eastern rugs present modern ideas whilst remaining grounded in their traditional roots. These pieces come in standard sizes such as 5x8, 6x9, 8x10 and 9x12, making them easy to fit in any interior.

How to Maintain Antique & New Afghan Rugs?

Collectors of antique and new Afghan rugs understand that proper care and regular upkeep preserves and even appreciates the value of their investment. While wool rugs do an incredible job at hiding dirt, these pieces will over time undergo wear and as such accumulate abrasive dirt that if left to fester can damage the rug’s fibers and foundation. This type of damage cannot be undone, and as more and more dirt penetrate the fibers it leads to a loss of color and vibrancy making the rug appear dull. Rather than wait till your rug looks dirty to bring it in for a clean, we recommend you incorporate a few at-home care practices that will help extend the life and sheen of your rug. Regular vacuuming of your Afghan area rug will help to eliminate dirt and particles. Firstly, be sure to turn the beater bar off as the aggressive motorized brush can break the surface fibers of your rug. Next, vacuum sideways across the width of the rug and across the direction of the pile. At all costs avoid vacuuming over the fringe as rotating brushes will quickly tear the fringe. If your rug has a thin foundation with a pile, we recommend using an upholstery attachment and vacuuming in the direction of the pile only. Don’t be aggressive and apply too much pressure. The goal is to keep the buildup of dust and grit to a minimum. In general, you want to vacuum the top of your rug every 1 to 2 weeks depending on the traffic they are getting and their location in your home. Every other month, vacuum the backside of the rug as this will help to keep moth and bug activity to a minimum.

Discounted Afghan Rugs

Every month, a handful of Afghan area rugs are handpicked and added to our Clearance area rug collection. We believe that an Afghan rug can find its way in any home as their workmanship and design are incredibly versatile. If you happen to be unfamiliar with Indian carpets but wish to try out a piece without breaking the bank, then head over to our Closeout Rugs section. All rugs in Closeout are up to 80% off traditional retail pricing and ship free of charge.