Pakistani Rugs

Two Pakistani Bukhara carpets in direct comparison

Type Oriental Rugs
Origin in Pakistan Lahore, Karatschi, Islamabad, etc.
Typical Knot Density 160.000 - 360.000 knots / sqm
Characteristics Dark colours, octagonal patterns

Pakistani carpets usually have a special shine because their wool comes from Australia. The Pakistani government supports carpet production and helps import high-quality yarns. Most of Pakistan's carpet weavers are of Islamic origin and fled to Pakistan after the war between India and Pakistan. Large cities of Pakistani carpet production are Lahore and Karachi.

Pakistani carpets are not among the finest, but are cheaper than those from Persian production. Known are for example the Pakistan Buchara carpets. Patterns of Pakistani carpets are often inspired by Turkmen carpets (Mori carpets) or by antique Ziegler-Designs (from Iran). Pakistani carpets are mainly knotted in red or dark red.

Further Examples

These rugs have been provided from an assortment of over 630 Pakistani Buchara rugs by Nain Trading from Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany is still the most important hub for the trade of oriental rugs in the Western World with Nain Trading offering one of the largest assortments of handmade oriental carpets worldwide.

Impressions from Pakistan

Panorama of the Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan Passu Glacier in the North of Pakistan
Panorama of the Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan Passu Glacier in the North of Pakistan

Location - where do Pakistani rugs come from?

The most important places for carpet weaving in Pakistan.

Main Regions

Persian Rugs
Probably the best known and highest quality carpets from the Orient. Nain, Isfahan or Tabriz are only some of the famous regions...
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Afghan Rugs
The country has a long tradition of rug knotting. Among the most famous are the Kahl Mohammadi rugs...
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Pakistani Rugs
Pakistani Bukhara rugs made of strikingly shiny wool are one of the highlights of this country...
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Baluch Rugs
A region that extends over parts of Iran and Afghanistan and is populated by nomads...
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Turkaman Rugs
Mostly warm and dark red shades in a simple design and of a somewhat coarser design...
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Caucasus Rugs
Carpets from the area of the Caucasus mountains mostly in stronger colours...
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Indian Rugs
Centuries-long tradition of carpet knotting, which is still widespread today...
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Chinese Rugs
They stand out clearly from other oriental carpets due to their old Chinese patterns and designs...
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