Title: Khan Mohamadi Runner
Size: 2.49×0.65m / 8’2″x2’2″
Origin: Andkhoy, North Afghanistan.
Material: Wool pile, cotton warp.
Colours and Design: Camel colour field with brown-red and dark blue/black. Geometric, traditional Bokhara design with theme of 22 guls.
Afghan Khan Mohamadi Rugs are handknotted rugs made in northern Afghanistan, in and around Andkhoy and Kunduz.
Most oriental rugs take the name of a place, style or tribe. Afghan Khan Mohamadi Rugs are named after a person, a man who developed this style of Afghan Rug. Afghan Khan Mohamadi Rugs are typically made by Ersari Turkoman weavers in northern Afghanistan.
Typically Khan Mohamadi Rugs have an all-over repeating design, although occasionally medallion style formats can be found.
The main background colour is usually a brown-red/coppery shade with secondary tones of blue-black. The pile consists of wool, which is often rather velvety to the touch, this wool pile is handknotted onto wool (sometimes) cotton warp threads.
AKA: Khal Mohammadi
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