Learn More About Our Rugs

Traditional, authentic, handmade Afghan rugs are our specialty! They are personally sourced from a number of remote regions, which are home to the Turkman and Baluch tribal people. The relationships we have with these traditional artisans, allow us to ensure the quality and authenticity of our products.

The rugs are made from quality wool and come in a variety of styles, colours, shapes and sizes. This includes traditional rectangle shaped rugs, runners or hallway rugs, round and square rugs. The many designs we carry include traditional designs as well as more modern ones. Banjarra has both hand-knotted rugs and hand-woven kilims which are thinner and flatter than regular rugs.

If you are looking for something particular or just have questions about certain pieces and their prices, we are more than happy to help you find just what you need. Please call us on (08) 9336 2004 or send us an email at banjarratribal@gmail.com

The following is the broad range of styles that we have in store:

Turkman | Baluchi | Chobi | Gabbah | Kazakh | Kilim


Turkman

Turkman rugs are hand-made by traditional Turkman artisans in Northern Afghanistan. They are beautiful handmade rugs, featuring traditional deep reds, with ancient floral and geometric patterns. The traditional artisans have gone into the rug making business and now make rugs professionally and commercially. Their works are world renowned and some of the finest and most beautiful. Turkman rugs feature many fine designs, such as: ‘Bukhara’, ‘Bhashiri’, ‘Wazari’, and ‘Tabriz’. Our collection also features Khal Mohammadi, Kunduz, and Andkhoy Turkman rugs. Other spellings may include: Turkmen, Turkomen, Turkoman.

Browse our range of Turkman rugs.


Baluchi

Baluchi rugs are hand-made by traditional nomadic artisans, from the remote tribal areas of North-West Afghanistan. Their crafts are unique and less uniform than professionally made rugs. It is often difficult to find two that are exactly alike. Their works are made from wool collected from their own flocks of sheep. It is becoming less common to find such rugs – they are truly unique tribal furnishings. A special talent of Baluch artisans is the way they use both weaving and knotting techniques to make rugs with textures or layers. Traditionally, their crafts were not made for commercial purposes and were often given as gifts or traded for needed supplies. There may be some variations in the shape and pattern of these rugs, due to them being handmade using traditional methods and not in professional workshops. Other spellings may include: Balochi, Baloch, Buluchi, Buluch.

Browse our range of Baluchi rugs.


Chobi

Chobi rugs are beautiful handmade rugs, often featuring floral patterns and golden colours. These lovely colours result from the wool being dyed with natural dyes. These dyes are made from plants and minerals. The word ‘Chobi’ means ‘Wood’, which refers to the lovely mellow colours that make up these rugs. This kind of rug is a more modern creation and has only been made in more recent times. The main markets for these rugs are in industrialised countries. These rugs are made by traditional Turkman artisans in Northern Afghanistan. These traditional artisans have gone into the rug making business and now make rugs professionally and commercially. Other spellings may include: Choobi, Choubi, Chubi.

Browse our range of Chobi rugs.


Gabbah

Gabbah rugs are lovely handmade rugs of a more modern style. They often feature plain and simpler patterns, such as stripes and checkers. The lovely colours result from the wool being dyed with natural dyes. These dyes are made from plants and minerals. This kind of rug is a more modern creation and has only been made in more recent times. The main markets for these rugs are in industrialised countries. These rugs are made by traditional Turkman artisans in Northern Afghanistan. These traditional artisans have gone into the rug making business and now make rugs professionally and commercially. Other spellings may include: Gabbeh, Gabba.

Browse our range of Gabbah rugs.


Kazakh

Kazakh rugs are beautiful handmade rugs, featuring traditional Kazakh geometric patterns. These rugs are often golden coloured with bright blues, reds and greens. The lovely colours result from the wool being dyed with natural dyes. These dyes are made from plants and minerals. This kind of rug is a more modern creation and has only been made in more recent times. The main markets for these rugs are in industrialised countries. These rugs are made by traditional Turkman artisans in Northern Afghanistan. These traditional artisans have gone into the rug making business and now make rugs professionally and commercially. Other spellings may include: Kazak, Kazaq.

Browse our range of Kazakh rugs.


Kilim

Kilims are woven rather than knotted and so are thinner and flatter than rugs. They feature traditional designs and are hand-made by nomadic Baluch artisans, from the remote tribal areas of North-West Afghanistan. Baluchi crafts are unique and less uniform than professionally made rugs. It is often difficult to find two that are exactly alike. The kilims are made from wool collected from their own flocks of sheep. These kilims are becoming less common to find – they are truly unique tribal furnishings. Traditionally, Baluchi crafts were not made for commercial purposes and were often given as gifts or traded for needed supplies. Other spellings may include: Kelim.

Browse our range of Kilims.


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