Pakistanis rugs

The rugs are made of wool, often imported, of varied quality and the warp and weft are made of cotton. The Mori rugs are woven with a single warp while the others are woven with a double warp. The dominating colour on these carpets are red but other colours occur and the carpets are often treated to lustre.

The manufacturing of rugs in Pakistan began in the same way as in India and when the country was separated from India most of the weavers, which were muslims, moved to the Pakistanian side. Most of them found jobs in Lahore and Karachi, and at the same time the government began to support the import of quality yarn.

In Pakistan, rugs are manufactured nowadays with fine Australian wool yarn making these rugs very similar to silk carpets. Rugs with a high knot density provides strong durability at a lower price than its Persian parallels.

The Pakistani rugs, which today are mass-produced (in Lahore, Karachi and Rawalpind), are divided into Mori rugs and Persian where 90% of the Mori rugs have a Bochara-like pattern and other Turkmenistan patterns. Ziegler rugs, that are manufactured in Pakistan, have patterns that are copied from older traditions in the Arak district, Persia. Rugs are also being manufactured here that gathers inspiration from Caucasian carpets and are sold as "Kazak Fine".