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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

Taimani bedding rug - Ghowr Province - Afghanistan

Robert Cobcroft

  Two Piece Taimaini Sleeping rug

Taimani long pile rug central Afghanistan circa 1940

Soft supple handle

Taimani bedding rugs do not come into the market very often. I've had a keen eye on these "Taimani's" for years and my obsession with rugs started with wanting to find out more about this exact group of rugs. Two piece "bedding rugs" from Central Afghanistan, Ghowr Province to the Hazarajat - Oruzgan Province - the Hindu Kush. The first one of these which I collected is entirely different, more like a "Baluch" two piece bedding rug with Baluchi "stars" as a border, not the usual border for a "Taimani". Excluding this Taimani and the Baluch all others appear to have the same attributes.

Taimani running water motif

Examples from the late 19th Century had deep saturated colours, deep bottle greens and indigo. By the 1950's the quality had deteriorated. The early "Taimani's" are rare and in every respect unique rugs - all natural dyes, thick plush pile of the finest wool.

I'll be posting images of other two piece bedding rugs from this group.

If you are a fan these rugs. Enjoy and please add your comments!

Taimani Border