Pakistani rugs are made of wool, often imported, of varied quality and the warp and weft are made of cotton. The Mori carpets are woven with a single warp while the others are woven with a double warp. The dominating color is red but other colors occur and the carpets are often treated to luster.
The manufacturing of Pakistani carpets began in the same way as in India and when the country was separated from India most of the weavers moved to the Pakistan side. Most of them found jobs in Lahore and Karachi, and at the same time the government began to support the import of quality yarn.
Pakistani rugs are manufactured nowadays with fine Australian wool yarn making these rugs very similar to silk carpets. Pakistani carpets with a high knot density provide strong durability at a lower price than its Persian parallels.
The Pakistani Rugs, which today are mass-produced (in Lahore, Karachi and Rawalpindi), are divided into Mori carpets and Persian carpets where 90% of the Mori carpets have a Bokhara-like pattern and other Turkmenistan patterns. Ziegler carpets, that are manufactured in Pakistan, have patterns that are copied from older traditions in the Arak district, Persia. Pakistani Carpets are also being manufactured here that gathers inspiration from Caucasian carpets and are sold as “Kazak Fine”.
At Mansour’s, we offer some of the finest Pakistani rugs and carpets as part of our collection. All of our Pakistani rugs are unique and of the highest quality. We have a wide variety of choices including: runner rugs, large area rugs, small area rugs, antique rugs, and contemporary rugs. These are all natural rugs, made in the true tradition and by the hands of families who have made these carpets for generations.