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Antique handmade, long piled nomad rugs are rare and unique. Primitive Rug reveals the stories of the nomadic people who wandered the deserts and mountains of Central Asia and beyond, leaving behind these woven works of art. In our store you will find an exclusive selection of old, nomad made rugs. 

These primitive hand woven rugs are from the Amu Darya in the north of Afghanistan, Samarkand in Uzbekistan, the Afghan Pamirs, eastern Turkey, Iran, Spain, eastern Europe, and the mountainous regions of central Afghanistan.


Shaggy Long Pile Tribal Nomad Rugs

Bachtiari Zagros Mountains

Robert Cobcroft

In 1976 Shusha Guppy followed the Bachtiari through the Zagros mountains and narrated the documentary People ofThe Wind. A second documentary was shot in 1994 titled Nomaden - Der lange Treck der Bachtiari directed by Mehran Bozorgnia. The hardships suffered in the long trek over the Zagros mountains give us some insights into a nomadic existence in a difficult and challenging environment.

Arab nomads of Qataghan were making the journey to summer pastures around Badakshan in North East Afghanistan. By the 1960's the more wealthy of these nomads were making their journey to the mountains by air. 1 1. Barfield. T The Central Asian Arabs of Afghanistan University of Texas Press 1981 122, 123

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