Our Afghan Ziegler rugs and runners are mainly produced by the 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. Sometimes refered to as Chobi rugs, ‘’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 natural 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’’. Ziegler rugs and hall runners are noted for their hard wearing properties, the designs are soft and muted, looking fantastic in both traditional and contemporary interiors.
We recommend the use of Teebaud anti-slip underlay with your rug.
This reduces the potential for trip hazards by minimising slippage.
It will prevent rucking, makes vacuuming easier, feels better to walk on, provides heat insulation, improves sound dampening, and reduces any possibility of colour transfer from your rug to the floor surface beneath.
See our Teebaud Anti-slip Underlay for more details
Vacuum regularly, the heavier the traffic the more frequent you should vacuum.
Use a suction only type vacuum cleaner or tool attachments, vacuums with rotating brushes are not recommended as they can damage the edges of the rug.
High Loops and Sprouting Tufts
Long threads, high tufts or high loops may appear above the pile surface.
These can be trimmed to the surrounding pile height with a sharp pair of scissors without any detriment to the appearance or wear ability of the rug in anyway whatsoever.
Stains and Spillage
It is important to deal with any spills quickly, NEVER rub a spill.
Blot up any excess liquid using absorbent paper towels or a clean white terry cloth towel.
For all stains, we recommend a Specialist cleaning service.
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