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Origin: PAKISTAN Azad, pattern Boukhara, pattern Jaldar, Karachi, Lahore, Pakoti, Peshawar
Pakistan: Officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is an independent state since 1947. It is bordered by Iran, Afghanistan, China and India.
These rugs have a thin yarn, soft and shiny. The pattern is sometimes surrounded by silk.
These hand-knotted productions has motifs inspired by Turkmens (Bukhara), Iran floral and Caucasians.
They are baptized in the name of the city where the weavers make rugs. The main cities are: Lahore and Karachi.
Warps and weft are un cotton.
There are all sizes and colors available.
According to workshops:
There are the best (shiny high quality wool).
And the worst (dry wool or mercerized cotton yarn that mimic or imitate brilliant wool or silk ).
It is mainly the quality of the wool and wool density (compaction wool on the loom) which ensures good wear resistance. Not to be confused with the number of knots/dm ² which gives better detail only if it is high. Take the example of a digital photo, the more pixels there are, the more the image is sharp and detailed. But in the rugs, it is not always a guarantee of durability ... Only the quality and density of wool ensures high strength.