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Styles & origin

Persian carpets | Afghani carpets | Pakistani carpets | Baluchi carpets | Turkmenistan carpets | Caucasian carpets | Indo carpets | Tibetan carpets | Turkish carpets | Chinese carpets | East Turkestan carpets | European carpets | North African carpets

A handmade carpet is usually named after the place where it was made or from the ethnic group who make it. Most traditional motifs and colourings have a local connection and it often shows exactly where the carpet is made. Nowadays, it is common in India for example to copy popular persian styles. A good example of this is Indo Gabbeh.
 
Hand made carpets are firstly and foremost produced in Irna, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
The manufacturing of handmade carpets mainly takes place on the indicated areas on the map.
The most common and mentioned styles are Persian, Afghani, Pakistani, Baluchi, Turkmenistan, Caucasian, Indo, Tibetan, Turkish, Chinese, East Turkestan, European and North African.
 
The importance of carpet manufacturing throughout the years, with no doubt comes from the persian carpets. There are a great number of different Persian styles, we present the most important styles in this section.