The name “Bokhara” comes from the Uzbekistan city of Bokhara. A century ago, their weavers, the `Turkomen tribe’s people took rugs similar in design to those produced today, to be bartered for goods. Over time, many examples of these traditional Turkomen designed carpets accumulated and eventually the name of the city became associated with the rugs themselves.
Chubi rugs and carpets are sometimes also referred to as Peshawar rugs. "Chubi," which in a loose translation means "of wood" or of natural colours, tells a good deal about the look of these rugs as they often appear earthy in colour tone.
In 1883, Zeigler and Co. of Manchester, England, established Persian carpet manufacture for the Western market. Using highly developed dying techniques and the best artisans from the region, Zeigler created rugs with bold, all-over patterns and with softer palettes than the more vibrant Persian counterparts.
One of our hand knotted collections using the famous Mahi Tabriz from Persia. Mahi meaning ‘Fish’, these designs are usually made with a medallion or an allover design and the main colours typically being beige and burgundy.
Rather than featuring colours of typical Peshawar rugs, this particular variety often features significantly brighter reds, blues and ivory. Often designs feature geometric design elements and outlines, embracing Kazak designs of the past.
The Khan Mohammadi rugs look very attractive and generally have short piles. Working with natural dyes Khal Mohammed has expertly created attractive Afghan rugs with excellent wool and beautiful colour.