St. Louis Afghani Rug Dealer
Afghan woven as well as Pakistani woven rugs are valued for their “washed out” appearance as well as their interesting patterns. These rugs are usually identified simply by looking at the colors. Usually only a few colors are used in these rugs and are washed to resemble an antique piece.
Afghan weaves are almost always superior to Pakistan woven rugs but most Afghan rugs are shipped across the border to Pakistan to be “finished” before being exported to the rest of the world, and therefore are labelled “Made in Pakistan”.
Unless you’re a rug expert it’s very difficult to determine the actual country of origin, so utmost trust in your dealer is important to make sure you are buying from the country you choose.