A Lustrous Pakistan Bokhara Runner: 180cm x 60cm


Origin: Pakistan
Style: Bokhara
Provenance: N/A
Dated: Contemporary
Hand Knotted 100% Wool Pile.
Length: 180 cms / 6 feet
Width: 60 cms / 2 feet

Having a formalized elephants foot design to the center and flanked by the tarantula pattern, this runner is of a useful size and is both soft and dense but incredibly hardwearing. The ground set in a wonderful deep royal blue going on black and the contrasting guls in teal and peach.

All purely Turkoman rugs, made by nomads or semi-nomads, are familiarly described as Bokhara rugs. Though the rugs are named after Bokhara, they are not produced there; the town is merely a centre for collection and export. The name, therefore gives no clue to the tribal areas from which they derive.

As seen in this piece, the basic motif in the design of any Turkoman rug is the octagon or ‘gul’.  Historically woven mostly by women, these Turkomen rugs combine a lustrous deep pile with an affordable price.