Feraghan Silkbase 161 x 92
The handmade carpets' colors look different depending on the side you view the carpet from.This is because the pile of handmade carpets, in contrast to machine made carpets, is inclined so that the carpet has protection from dirt and wear.
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Feraghan Silkbase carpets are woven in Karachi, Pakistan.
Mainly characterized by the use of a large quantity of silk (usually the ivory background color is silk) who can reach 50 % of total pile.
The wool used is very soft Merino-wool with intense sheen witch adds a further touch of luxury.
The designs are exclusive floral in very soft colors.
A Feraghan carpet is slim and relatively light in weight, so it can be used over whole year.
Woven in many qualities with different material , knot density and design. Our company sells only the top quality.
The art of weaving developed in the region comprising Pakistan at a time when few other civilizations employed it. Excavations at Moenjodaro and Harappa - ancient cities of the Indus Valley civilization - have established that the inhabitants used spindles and spun a wide variety of weaving materials.
Carpet weaving may have been introduced into the area of present-day Pakistan as far back as the eleventh century with the coming of the first Muslim conquerors, the Afghan Ghaznavids and the Ghaurids. It can with more certainty be traced to the beginning of the Mughal Dynasty in the early sixteenth century, when the last successor of Timur, Babur, extended his rule from Kabul, Afghanistan to India and found the Mughal Empire. Under the patronage of the Mughals, Indian craftsmen adopted Persian techniques and designs. Carpets woven in the Punjab at that time (often called Lahore carpets today) made use of motifs and decorative styles found in Mughal architecture.
At present, handknotted carpets are made by Afghan refugees residing in among Pakistan and is one of the countries leading export products and their manufacture is the second largest cottage and small industry. The craftsmen have the capacity to produce any type of handmade carpet using all the popular motifs of Buchara gulls, medallions, paisleys, traceries, and geometric designs in various combinations and qualities.