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Chobi Kelim rugs

Afghan handwoven Kelim rug for decorating living rooms. For wool Kilim rug promotions, browse our carpet shop and order online. Thanks to our real stock, fast delivery is guaranteed and of course, if it doesn't match in the desired place Carpetdepo will arrange the return delivery, which is free of charge.

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Origin of the Afghan Chobi Kelim rug

Chobi Kelim carpet is very popular. Mainly because of its cheerful colours. In Afghanistan's Maymanah province, nomads and villagers hand weave it. This type of wool Kelim rug is denser and more compact than other Kilims. A special technique is used in weaving, so they are thinner but also faster to make than traditional hand-knotted oriental rugs. Made from 100% wool. After making, they are washed four times and then left to dry in the sun. Their design is a traditional warm antique pattern, but often more modern. They are very popular, mainly because they are an excellent fit for most homes. They add a special elegance to a room. They are used for decorating the home, hanging on walls, as wall rugs and as floor coverings. There is also runner carpet for corridors. They add a unique atmosphere to your home as living room rugs, bedroom rugs. Chobi Kelim carpet is truly unique and special. Made of the best quality wool. Such rugs were originally made by nomadic tribes to warm their tents. Carpet weaving became an integral part of ancient cultures and is still practised today by the weavers who have passed down the knowledge and craft. Making Chobi Kilim is a long and laborious process that requires a lot of patience and skill. The end result is a sophisticated and tasteful Kelim in a cheerful colour, which is particularly beautiful when exposed to natural light and can show off the natural tones of the wool.

  • Manufacture: hand-woven
  • Name: Chobi Kelim rug
  • Place of origin: Maymanah Province, Afghanistan
  • Material: 100% wool
  • Thickness: approx. 4-5 mm
  • Weight: 1,4 kg/m2

The working conditions and financial appreciation of Kilim rug makers

Afghan Kilim rugs are made in Maymanah province, Afghanistan, mainly by Turkmens and Uzbeks. Kilim weaving is not done in large factories, but in the homes of the carpet weavers. For this reason, it is difficult to gain insight into the living conditions of carpet weavers. During our several decades in the carpet trade, I have had the privilege of visiting more than one carpet weaver in his own home. To make sure that Kilim rugs are not made by "forced child labour". I used the term "forced child labour" deliberately, which can be found in neighbourhoods of abject poverty. We, at CarpetDepo, refuse to employ families who force their children into the world of work instead of education. This is an important ethical statement for us, we respect human rights, which promotes sustainable manufacturing practices. The workflow of making a Kilim rug begins with the trader supplying yarn to the weaver. The carpet weaver has a loom in his home on which he weaves the Kilim rug. Typically, 1 square metre of Kilim rug requires 1.2 kg of wool yarn. 70% of carpet weavers are women. In addition to housework, women earn extra money for their families by weaving carpets. They learn carpet weaving techniques at a young age. Of course, this is not child labour, as young girls are happy to do it. It is a folk tradition in Afghanistan. They know that it will be a source of money for them when they get married. This practice not only provides financial benefits, but also an opportunity to pass on cultural traditions. The boys do not have the patience for weaving carpets, so they miss out on the cultivation of this tradition. Weavers are paid for their work on a continuous basis to ensure their livelihood. The trader does not wait until the Kilim rug is finished, because it can take several months. The weavers are paid after the completion of the Kilim section, on a weekly basis. This way they receive a continuous financial support. For example, if they have a guest, the women have to cook, so they fall behind with the weaving. At this point, the female members of the guests help with the weaving of the rug while chatting happily. This communal aspect is an important part of the carpet weaving tradition and helps to preserve cultural identity. This is why we call rug weaving an old tradition in Afghanistan. After the Kilim rugs are made, the trader collects them and takes them to the carpet washer who washes the carpet three times and then leaves it to dry in the sun. If there is no sunshine they use powerful ventilators. After these processes, the kilim rug is delivered to our warehouse and then to the customer. Please appreciate the Kilim rug, both because it is a long working process and because it is the result of an old folk tradition that highlights not only the physical beauty of Kilim rugs, but also their cultural and social value.


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Popularity of Chobi Kilim rug

Chobi Kilim rug has become wildly popular in recent years, and more and more people are loving its delightfully elegant designs. Chobi Kelim can be used in almost any room, and is the perfect choice for a living room or hallway. If you want to make your home more colourful and cheerful with a really quality Kelim rug, you should consider Chobi Kelim rug. Its elegant look, brilliant colours and hand-woven quality will surely satisfy the needs of any room. Kilim will not only bring style and sophistication to your home, but it will also pay homage to an ancient craft and painstaking work.


Cleaning of Chobi Kelim rug

Caring for Afghan Kelim rug does not require much expertise. You can clean the minor stains yourself with a slightly damp cloth or with a commercially available carpet cleaning foam which is suitable for cleaning wool. However, for heavier stains we recommend professional carpet cleaning companies. The weakest setting of the vacuum cleaner is sufficient for cleaning as it does not hold the dust particles. There is an old tradition of dedusting by hanging up the Kilim and hitting it with a dedusting stick. This is a misconception!!! It will only ruin your hand woven Kelim rug or any carpet for that matter.

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Chobi Kilim is the perfect wall rug for your home

The Chobi Kilim wall rug is the perfect solution if you want to make your home unique and stylish. This Wool Kelim rug is high quality and durable, which guarantees that it will stay beautiful for many years to come. Chobi Kelim is a woven rug that is handmade in Afghanistan. The handicraft technique and use of high quality wool ensures the durability and long life of the rug. Due to the weaving technique and its weight, Chobi Kilim rug is also perfectly suited to be used as a wall rug. The Chobi Kelim wall rug not only adds a stylish look to your home, but is also a creative way to show off your own individual style. The Chobi Kilim wall rug is perfect for any style, be it classic, modern or even bohemian. Its unique look and the use of high quality materials ensure that the rug will be with you for a lifetime. By using a wall rug, you can give your home a unique and personal touch that will charm all your guests. Chobi Kelim rug is a real stylish solution to decorate your interior. If you are looking for unique, quality and durable Kelim, the Chobi Kelim rug is the perfect choice. This rug is not only an excellent solution for decorating your interior, but also an investment that will give you pleasure for many years. Browse CarpetDepo Budapest Carpet Shop and discover the unique world of hand-woven rugs from Afghanistan!


We hope that the hand woven wool Kelim rug you buy from us will give you satisfaction and make you happy to use them!

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35 € - 829 €
Length (cm)
74 - 317
Width (cm)
51 - 213