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Tribal Rugs

As the name " Tribal" suggest, this is a category that includes carpets that are usually woven by Nomadic and Tribal groups. These tribes started weaving rugs mainly as an item of necessity to protect nomadic people from harsh weather and to cover their tents and homes.
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Tribal rugs includes, Persian, Afghan, Indian, Pakistani and Turkish varieties.Tribal rugs and carpets were made by nomadic or pastoral tribes mostly on a flat wooden looms which made transportation easy as these tribes travelled in search of more moderate environments.

All the material used to produce these beautiful tribal rugs are naturally driven from their animals, plants and minerals in the soil. The patterns and designs are usually inspired by nature immediately surrounding these tribes, therefore each rug is unique and most probably one of a kind.

The distinctive characteristic of Tribal rugs are the sharp and colorful geometric pattern and designs that runs through the whole carpet. Generally speaking Tribal rugs have lower knot count per square inch. Some good examples of tribal rugs are flat woven Kilims, Balouchi, Khan Mohammadi and Ghashghaei.