Afghan wool carpets
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Afghan handmade wool carpets in warehouse, so fast delivery is guaranteed. Order from our carpet shop and create a unique atmosphere in your home, if it doesn't match your room CarpetDepo will arrange the return delivery free of charge.
The origin of Afghan carpets!
With thousands of years of carpet making history, it is one of the country's main treasures. Its exquisite wool is coloured with natural dyes. The Afghan handmade carpet is characterised by its timelessness and colour fastness. Afghan carpet colours are made according to secret family recipes. Afghan rugs add warmth and coziness to your home as a living room carpet, runner carpet, bedroom carpet or hallway carpet. In our Afghan wool carpet category, you will find Kargai/Khalmohamedi wool carpets and Aqcha wool carpets in our extremely wide range of hundreds of items. All our Afghan carpets are made from high-quality wool, their dyeing is durable and eco-friendly. The tradition of rug making in Afghanistan goes back centuries. In the beginning, carpets were made by nomadic tribes. They were first used to warm their tents and later for commercial purposes. Archaeological excavations have proved that some designs can be 1000 years old, such as the "Elephant Foot" design.
How is Afghan wool carpet made?
Today, Oriental carpets are mainly made in northern Afghanistan. It is not made in large factories like in Iran. It is knotted in small workshops (Karkhana) or by villagers in their own homes. There is a lot of work in making a wool carpet. Extremely tedious knotting is followed by shearing. Once it is sheared to the right size, then comes the washing. With washing, we want to avoid colour bleeding. By colour bleeding we mean: when water gets on the oriental carpet, the different colours fuse together. After washing four times, the carpet is dried in the sun. Then the carpet is ready to be delivered to our warehouse and sold to our partners, resellers and of course our online customers. All carpets are guaranteed.