Discover the Beauty of Bokhara Rugs

Discover the Beauty of Bokhara Rugs

Bokhara rugs are renowned for their traditional designs, rich culture and exquisite craftsmanship. Today, the art of making Bokhara rugs continues, with skilled artisans maintaining the techniques and quality that have characterised these rugs throughout history.

Bokhara rugs are distinguished by their symmetrical patterns and rich colours, making them an exceptional choice for home décor. They are celebrated for their detailed, traditional designs and luxurious handcrafted quality. Our Bokhara collection showcases a variety of these rugs, offering a range of sizes, colours and designs to suit different styles and spaces.

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Origins of Bokhara Rugs

Bokhara rugs trace their origins to the ancient city of Bokhara, now situated within modern Uzbekistan, which served as a vital trading post on the Silk Road. This rich background provided a fertile ground for the development of various crafts, including rug making.

The tradition of rug making in Bokhara flourished due to the region's strategic location and its established trade networks. These factors facilitated the exchange of materials, techniques and artistic ideas, contributing to the distinctive style and quality of Bokhara rugs. Over time, and with the movements of people and cultural influences, the production of these rugs shifted to a number of regions including Pakisan, Afghanistan and Turkey. Despite the change in geography, the core methods of production and the attention to detail have remained largely unchanged.

Today, Bokhara rugs are primarily handcrafted in Pakistan where artisans continue to use traditional techniques passed down through generations. This continuity ensures that each rug not only embodies the historical and cultural essence of its origins, but also maintains the high standards of craftsmanship associated with its name.

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Design of Bokhara Rugs

The design of Bokhara rugs is one of their most distinguishing features, setting them apart from other styles of Oriental rugs. Characterised by their symmetrical patterns and a repeating array of motifs, Bokhara rugs often showcase the Tekke design.

Detailed oval or diamond shaped patterns known as guls are central to Bokhara rug design. Guls, sometimes referred to as an elephant's feet motifs, vary in design but usually include angular lines and detailed patterns. The repetition of guls across the rug's surface creates a cohesive and visually striking pattern. 

The motifs used in Bokhara rugs carry deep symbolic meaning, often drawing inspiration from Islamic art and architecture. This connection to cultural and religious elements adds a layer of significance to the rugs, making them not just decorative items but also artworks infused with tradition and history.

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Colour and Size Variations

Bokhara rugs are available in a number of different colours and a wide range of sizes, catering to various preferences and spatial requirements. This versatility ensures that there is a Bokhara rug to complement any room or décor style.

Colour Variations

While traditional Bokhara rugs were originally crafted using rich red colour-ways, contemporary variations include shades of green, blue and beige. The choice of colour in a Bokhara rug can alter the mood of a space, with darker colours adding a sense of warmth and richness, while lighter shades can make a room feel more spacious and airy.

Size Variations

Bokhara rugs are available in a wide range of sizes, from small mats perfect for entryways, to larger area rugs that can anchor the furniture in a living room or dining area. Bokhara runner rugs are also available in a variety of sizes, perfect for adding a touch of comfort and luxury to your hallway. 

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Hand-knotted from high-quality wool, these rugs are designed to withstand the test of time, making them a practical and beautiful addition to any home.

Wool Quality

Bokhara rugs are woven from plush, high quality wool. This high-grade wool contributes to the rug's durability, ensuring it can handle high-traffic areas without losing its integrity or appearance.

Hand-Knotting Technique

The hand-knotting process itself is a testament to the artisanal skill and dedication involved in making Bokhara rugs. This traditional technique involves tying individual knots to the warp threads, allowing for intricate designs and a dense, thick pile that is characteristic of these rugs. 

Ply Variations

Bokhara rugs are often grouped into 2-ply and 3-ply which refers to the number of threads wound together to produce the yarn itself. The two-ply rugs offer a finer, more delicate surface, while the three-ply rugs are thicker and plusher, providing extra cushioning underfoot. 

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Top Picks From Our Rug Experts

Our expert team have put together a selection of some of our most exquisite bokhara rugs.

Classic Elegance

Bokhara 1205388 - This rug is hand-knotted by expert craftsmen from pure wool. This rug is luxuriously soft to the touch, with a durable and voluminous pile dyed a sumptuous shade of green.

Contemporary Appeal

Bokhara 1205459 - This team favourite offers a unique blend of traditional Bokhara design with a modern colour palette. The subtle colours create a serene and inviting atmosphere, perfect for contemporary and traditional spaces alike.

Bold and Beautiful

Bokhara 1356069 - Boasting a rich burgundy colour palette and intricate design, this rug is a guaranteed focal point for any space. The pure wool pile is durable and luxuriously soft to touch. 

Discover Bokhara Rugs Today

Add comfort, warmth a sense of timeless beauty to any room with a Bokhara rug. Browse our collection today and discover the perfect rug. 

Unsure which Bokhara rug to select for you space?  Simply fill out the our Design Consultation to receive tailored recommendations for your home. 

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