Size 145 x 101 cm, 4'9 x 3'4
Hand-made in Afghanistan from fine merino wool. This rug contains approximately 234000 knots, and would have taken 39 days to weave and finish.
Khal Mohammadi had a business as Master Dyer in the city of Kabul in Afghanistan around 180 years ago. He started to commission a much higher grade of Afghan carpet using traditional and more unusual Afghan tribal designs that he thought would die out if not reproduced at that time. The workshop eventually was taken over by his family after his death and continued in production until the end of WW2, when the ravages of this time ceased the weaving of these remarkable quality rugs. This means that true Khal Mohammadi rugs should be over 70 years old. We currently buy these pieces in the bazaar of Peshawar in Pakistan as the refugees from the current conflict in Afghanistan bring out with them some of these wonderful examples of the weaver and dyers art. However, we also believe there is new production of these rugs which are mixed in with the older pieces at the bazaar. We also have some very fine pieces that were exclusive to a London Department store which because of their change to a very modern aesthetic they no longer take. These represent enormous value for money as they use Kork wool (the softest and longest staple wool from under the chin of the sheep) and are exceptionally good examples of these old Khals.
Every pile rug has a nap so that the pile lies in one direction. This means there is a lighter end and and darker end for each rug which is why there are photographs from both ends.
We highly recommend purchasing this rug with our top quality German underlay as it vastly improves the life of your carpet and guards against slipping accidents.
It has a 10 year non-stick, non-crumble guarantee. To learn more click here.
Prices with and without underlay shown below.