Peshawar rugs are woven in northern Pakistan, very close to the Afghan border. Nearly all Afghan rugs are produced in Peshawar. That is, they are washed, clipped, stretched. Afghan weavers who have lived and worked in Pakistan for the last several years, however, are beginning to return home. It will clearly take some time to re-establish in Kabul what is up and running in Peshawar today. Production of Peshawar rugs is thus contemporary rather than historic. On the one hand, Peshawar rugs continue many rug making traditions of Central Asia. On the other, they also incorporate modern elements into classical motifs. Peshawar also produces good quality rugs in traditional Central Asian and Persian styles. Peshawar rugs are exclusive and are often distinguished by their exquisite use of 100% natural vegetable dyes & marvelous craftsmanship.
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.