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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

Uzbek Julkhirs

Robert Cobcroft

  Uzbek Julkhirs Circa 1900

Uzbek Julkhirs  probably from Northern Afghanistan or Southern Uzbekistan, woven in the first quarter of the twentieth Century. There is some tip fading, the original dye colours are more vivid at the base of the knots. The probable use of synthetic dyes and subsequent fading has resulted in a muted colour range. The lightest wool colour is natural undyed camel hair. Use of the rhombus as a design element was common in Julkhirs in this rug delineated by the dark brown sheep wool, diagonal lattice design.  This example shows particularly poor rendering of the rhomboid shapes creating a primitive rug with naive qualities.

The warp faced back is typical of julkhirs rugs, this one woven using a common method, wool warps and wefts are paired singles.


Julkhirs Bearskin Rug  Knots