From Traditional Practice to Innovation:
We at Afghan Carpet believe in to create pieces that last a lifetime. With the support of our team and skills of our artisans, passion and company philosophy , our goal is to keep our traditions alive and our desire to feel for innovation where traditional art and meet modern art. Our carpets are one of a kind, where each design influences the design expression of each place. unfailing skill, reliability and passion, the company identity is shaped by the desire to keep past skills alive and a feel for innovation, focused by meticulous attention to the creative artisan processes and the influences of creative and design expression of every period and place.
Carpets and rugs are made with a vast steps of steps and techniques ensure the final quality and craftsmanship of the design. It begins with raw material and coloring of the carpet till the final color is achieved. Many hours of work go into from hand knotting each weave and thread of the carpet to washing, drying and all the final checks to ensure carpet quality and design. We take pride of our skilled artisans and tools that has helped us reach efficiency and quality precision through generations of craftsmanship which only time can reveal. There is the raw material, on which the final, enduring result depends, and the levels of depth and stability of the coloring that only the requisite experience can achieve. Then there are the many, concentrated hours of work that go into each of the many stages of the production process, from hand knotting to washing, drying and final checks, all of which require well-tested skills and abilities. Behind all this are the hands of men and women, and ancient and modern tools whose use is passed down from generation to generation. Our aim is to create each carpet that is unique and different consisting of traditional and modern techniques to create bespoken elegance and designs.
Afghan Carpet - Historical Background:
It was in the early 20th Century in the historic city of Peshawar that the illustrious father of the present owner / CEO Mr. Pervaiz Hussain who, keeping the age old tradition of nomadic trade, started his carpet business. After partition the founder, determined to seek better prospects for his family, moved the business to Karachi and started a thriving carpet business named “AFGHAN CARPET”. He also encouraged his sons to learn the art of trading and selling their carpets. They excelled in production, marketing and distribution of their brand worldwide.
From the humble beginnings through years of hard work by its present owner has made the company synonymous with some of the finest wool/silk blend hand knotted carpets in the Afghan, Central Asian, Tibetan & Persian tradition. Besides the Pakistani carpets we have stocks of tribal carpets, popularly called the Khyber range collection, Persian rugs & Kilims, Balochi ‘Textiles’ in a diversity of weaves, sizes, materials, quality, etc.
AFGHAN CARPET is through strategic planning ideally located & established retail outlets in posh localities and in reputed shopping mall & hotels to facilitate its local and international clientele has developed and cultivated strong ties with members of
the diplomatic and trade mission. The curious wholesaler and the avid collector who spend hours sifting through the prized collection and huge inventory of carpets and rugs. At Afghan Carpet, each customer receives a thorough understanding of the carpets being purchased and the traditional hospitality and courteous service is desired to leave an indelible impression on the client. To meet the varied demands of customers different varieties of carpets and rugs are stocked to provide a complete choice.
Afghan Carpet - The Present Setup:
The flagship show room and ware house is located in posh locality of Clifton, Karachi and comprises arguably the finest collection of hand knotted carpet in the world. As part of the educational experience of the client a demonstration working model of a carpet loom where weavers are engaged in weaving in rhythmic motion a fine specimen of a traditional Pakistani carpet based inside the warehouse to show the making of a carpet.
The Client Relationship Department is well trained and available to explain how a carpet is made ‘knot’ by ‘knot’. The enthusiastic customers watch the weaving process with the weaving process with fascination and follow the magical movements of the weavers, creating a work of art.
Afghan Carpet, keeping in mind the increasing demand of carpets has opened up a outlet in Lahore to improve accessibility for its clients.
Our spacious showrooms all over Pakistan have a huge inventory of assorted varieties of our quality carpets where our customers feel comfortable to go through and spend time to learn, feel and select some of the finest carpets available at affordable prices.
We also deal in Wholesales services. We have a wide collection of hand-knotted carpets of all renowned origins in standard sizes and colors which are in great demand by wholesalers from all over the world.