The Afghan Ziegler or Chobi style is mainly made by Turkmen tribes of Afghanistan settled in the northern provinces of Faryab, Jawozjan, and Mazar-e-Sharif. The wool used is hand spun and then dyed using natural vegetable dyes before being hand knotted using a unique technique of twisting the yarn twice before double knotting the yarn.
The rugs are then transported to Pakistan where they are expertly finished including washing and trimming using the traditional methods.
The word ‘’Chobi ‘’ translates from Dari (traditional Afghan language) to mean ‘wood’, referring to the natural colours used in the designs which are created by the use of vegetable dyes.
Within the last three decades Ziegler designs have been rediscovered and the old ideas have been revived. The wool used is called Ghazni wool from central province of Afghanistan called ‘’Ghazni Province’’.
In 1sqm of Ziegler rugs there would be around 140000 + knots giving a low-density pile
Care Instructions: Specialist cleaning recommended.
Use suction vacuum only, avoid rotating brushes which could damage your rug. We recommend using rug hold underlay to help protect your rug from moving and colour transfer.