Bamyan,also spelled Bamiyan and Bamian, is the capital of Bamyan Province in central Afghanistan. Made using natural dyes and handspun wool, these rugs are unique in that they are made with a symmetrical knot, yet is finely woven and have a depressed warp. It is made by the Hazara weavers. The rugs' name comes from the central region of Afghanistan, which is the traditional homeland of the Hazara. Mostly based on 19th century Persian decorative designs, these rugs were woven for years in refugee settlements in Pakistan. The weaving of these rugs now continues in Kabul and in nearby areas of Afghanistan since the Hazara peoples have moved back to their home territories.
Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.