Vintage Pakistani Hand-knotted Rugs for Purchase Online
With the demand for sophisticated, more blended patterns and subtly rich colors dominating the vintage rug industry, Pakistani rugs have moved to the forefront of desirable showroom rugs. Perfectly created to enhance any room, our Pakistani area rugs harmonize seamlessly in traditional, transitional or even eclectic spaces. One of the most well-known and cherished styles of Pakistani rugs are the Peshawar rugs presenting sophisticated designs, complex compositions and various, soft colors. The Pashawar region is famous for weaving tribal Chobi rugs and rugs defining Mughal-type patterns and Persian arabesques. A natural abrash and vegetable dye hues further distinguish Peshawar rugs from other Pakistani rugs.
History & Making of Pakistani Rugs and Carpets
Many rug scholars insist that some of history’s most magnificent rugs were created in Lahore, Pakistan during the reign of the Mughal Dynasty in the 17 th and 18th centuries. However, it is believed that the introduction of carpet weaving may reach as far back as the 11th century when Muslim conquerors — the Ghauris and the Ghaznavids —invaded Pakistan.
Popularity of Pakistani rugs skyrocketed at the time of the Mughal emperors, whose love of these rugs caused a great demand for them abroad. These vintage Pakistani carpets boasted a rich knotting density, imaginatively unequivocal designs and materials of the finest quality. During Shah Jahan’s reign, Mughal rug-weaving moved into its classical period, adopting a new aesthetic that reflected differing artistic leanings.
Following the independence of Pakistan in 1947, most Muslim carpet weavers migrated to Lahore and Karachi, the two major carpet-weaving centers in Pakistan today. Modern Pakistan rug weavers are skilled enough to create all types of rugs or carpets using geometric designs, medallions, traceries, medallions and other common motifs in a variety of combinations. In our remarkable online Pakistani rug collection, you will find an assortment of Pakistani knotted rugs, including Tribal, Persian, Bokhara and Moroccan style.
Different Types of Pakistani Rugs & Carpets
- Modern / Contemporary / Transitional
- Tribal / Geometric / Floral
- Persian / Oushak
- Moroccan / Swedish
- Khotan & More
Give Your Home A New Look with Pakistani Carpets Online From Esmaili’s Rugs and Antiques
Modern day Pakistani rug weavers offer a delightful selection of high-quality weaves (Senneh and Ghiordes-Turkish knots) and designs composed mostly of cotton for the weft and warp, and wool for the pile. Double or Senneh knot rugs are usually heavier, denser rugs with higher knot counts and intricate patterns. In addition, many rugs created in Pakistan are actually woven by weavers who fled Afghanistan during the 1979 Soviet invasion of their country. Although many returned to their home country of Afghanistan, just as many remained in Pakistan where they continue delighting rug enthusiasts around the world with their exceptional carpet-weaving skills.
If you would like to learn more about our distinguished vintage Pakistani rugs collection, call Esmaili Rugs and Antiques today: (214) 651-7847.