PAKISTAN CARPETS


Sharing the same and common cultural history, Pakistan and India are also characterized by weaving traditions that begun simultaneously in both countries.


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Despite its remarkable production capacity and competitiveness, Pakistan does not have its own native weaving traditions. Its carpets are inspired by the designs and patterns from nearby regions. Pakistan carpets are not made with Pakistan wool as the state had easy access to valuable yarns from close countries. The carpets were woven using an open knot to create a different colour effect depending from which direction the piece was observed. A feature that was particularly praised by the public.


 

Pakistan Islamabad Carpet

 


Islamabad is the only city of Pakistan which has its own real weaving tradition, for that we can find the beautiful Islamabad carpets and makes its carpets using the double knot technique inspired by the motifs from the Caucasian rugs. The most characteristic carpets are the Pakistan Kazaks, the Bukara carpets, the Palmirs and the Islamabad carpets.

On account of their high knot density, today Pakistan rugs stand out as very durable specimens and thanks to the quality of wool with which they are woven they reproduce that silk-like sheen which is typical of silk pieces.


 

Pakistan Mori Carpets

 


Pakistan carpets currently available on the market are divided in three main categories. The Moris display motifs inspired by Bokaras and generally by Turkmen specimens. The Zieglers, made in Pakistan, are decorated with motifs of Persian inspiration, especially from the Arak area. Finally, the Kazak Fine are seen inspired by Caucasian carpets.