Antique Afghani Rugs & Vintage Maimana Kilims
Go global with Esmaili's Afghan Rug Collection for tribal home decor. Kilims are often grouped in with Oriental rugs, but they have an essential aspect of Afghani culture and history. Our exotic selection of antique Afghani carpets resonate with a fascinating ethnic diversity composed of aesthetic influences from Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Iran, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Like the country of Afghanistan, genuine Afghan rugs reflect a history rich in colorful empires and dynasties, as well as beautiful nomadic and tribal art styles. Our kilims are used not only as floor coverings, but also used all wall hangings, pillows, headboards, and bench upholstery. Discover some of the trendiest Afghani textiles at Esmaili Rugs in Dallas!
Esmaili's authentic Afghani carpets and rugs resemble tribal weaving colors and designs common to Central Asia. Even today, the rug weavers of Afghanistan continue creating these remarkable woven works of art in their tents on portable looms. Using hand-spun, vegetable-dyed Afghan wool and intricate Persian knots, Afghan rug makers have always incorporated different pile qualities in their carpets, such as medium and coarse weaves, non-pile, flat rugs (kilims) and various knotted rugs using cotton, silk or wool materials.
Shop Baluch Rugs & Baluchi Carpets | Authentic Tribal Decor
Instantly makeover your space with a gorgeous Baluch rug. Baluch rugs represent a distinct phenomenon in the history of vintage Oriental rugs because they express an extraordinary range of intriguing styles blending Persian, Caucasian and Turkish influences. The area called Baluchistan today is located on either side of the Pakistan-Iran border, although Baluchistan used to be a semi-independent country unified by its own Baluch language. Historically, Afghan’s primary rug-weaving region existed near the border of Afghanistan and Iran, which gave rise to the diverse styles seen in antique Afghan rugs. Defined by tree of life motifs and coarsely woven structures, antique Afghan Baluchi prayer rugs and carpets are revered for their stunning color combinations and remarkable wool quality. Lay the foundation for a warm, cozy room with Esmaili's online gallery of Baluch rugs and their dark-tones.
Discover Turkmenistan Rugs | Turkoman Tekke Turkmen Carpets
Turkoman rugs and Tekke carpets are characterized by their deep colors and rich textures. These Central Asian tribal rugs can offer coziness, drama and elegance to nearly any space. Esmaili Rugs selection of antique Turkoman and Tekke carpets . Woven to accommodate the tent openings and floors of nomadic tribes, antique Turkmen rugs exhibit rich shades of red, brown, black and indigo as well as motifs and geometric designs called guls . Most guls are octagonal in shape but vary in dimension within individual rugs. Turkomen carpet designs common to rugs made by the Hatchili tribes involve crosses dividing the rug into quadrants featuring similar patterns. Patterns called ensi seen on Afghan door rugs have less prominent crosses, incorporate bird motifs (kush) and never make use of guls.
Create a global look from around the world with Afghan rugs from Esmaili.
- Elephant's Foot, Octagon
- Tekke, Teke
- Yomud, Yomut
- Choudur, Chowdur
Ready to find one of the best Bokhara rugs for your bedroom, living room, dining room, or home office? Browse a variety of stylish Afghani floor coverings in all sizes, colors, and styles! Purchase Afghani rugs online today by viewing our distinguished collection of antique Baluch carpets and vintage Maimana kilim rugs. Call us to learn more about the fabulous world of lush, exotic Afghan carpeting: (214) 651-7847.