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CHOBI AFGHAN RUG

202 cm x 330 cm

1 in stock

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  • ID: CHO619
  • Name: Chobi
  • Size: 202 cm W x 330 cm L
  • Woven: Hand-Knotted 
  • Age: Contemporary (not used)
  • Origin: Afghan
  • Pile: 100% Wool
  • Foundation: 100% Wool
  • Dying : Natural dyes
  • UNIQUE: Only 1 in stock
  • CERTIFIED GENUINE: Comes with Certificate of Authenticity
DESCRIPTION:

Chobi style Persian rugs are hand crafted in Afghanistan in the regions nearest the border with Pakistan. They, like Gabbeh style Persian rugs are hand-knotted and made to last for generations and beyond. Unlike tribal Gabbeh rugs, which are made by nomads on impermanent ground looms, Chobi style carpets are constructed in towns and villages on permanent vertical looms. This allows for the finished rugs to be of uniform symmetrical shape as compared to Gabbeh Rugs which are often asymmetrical due to the use of ground looms and frequent migrations.

The usual pattern of a Chobi Persian Rug consists of a border pattern containing floral motifs and a central field also containing a larger floral pattern. Usually there are between three and five different colors used in any one rug, the most common colors being varying shades of softer, warmer reds, browns, and greens with varying shades beige or cream being the most common background color. Sometimes you can find a Chobi rug with a blue or black background, though they are rarer than those containing the more neutral mixes of brown-red and beige with soft green highlights.

The name “chobi” is Farsi and literally translates to “color like wood”. This name was probably chosen due to the most common dye colors used in these rugs being of shades that can be found in different types of wood. The dyes that are used on the wool that makes up the pile of these rugs are all natural vegetable dyes. Materials such as roots, tree barks, fruits, their dried skins and shells of nuts are gathered by hand and processed in boiling vats where the wool is then placed for several hours to a few days and allowed to absorb the dye until it reaches the desired color.

    RUGS WOVEN BY NOMADS: Nomads move continuously and do not stay permanently in one geographic region.They weave handmade carpets on collapsible looms. Due to that fact there may be slight variations in weaving and the different shades of wool with sometimes uneven in shape giving it a real feeling of a genuine nomadic handicraft. The weaving is made from memory and it depends on each artisans momentary inspiration. The workmanship is of high quality from hand spun wool to preparing the natural dyes from organic plants and roots to dye the wool in different colors in preparation for weaving. Persian Handmade rugs have a timeless appeal which transcends the whims of fashion, and are one of the most sustainable and eco-friendly flooring options available. Each unique design represents the artistic vision and fine craftsmanship by the hand of the weaver.

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