Home > Articles > Rug Articles > Mysterious Rugs from Middle East Mysterious Rugs from Middle East February 27, 2017 Mysterious Rugs from Middle East Mysterious Rugs from Middle East adminPP Rugs are woven in many other regions because in the markets, in addition to Persian, you can find the rugs of Afghan, Turkish and Moldovan origin. Examples of Afghan rugs are Galmuri, Maim, Maliki and Golbarjasta. Border area between Afghanistan and Iran is home to the nomadic people of Baluch (Beluch), who also weave rugs, usually in darker colors. Some of the kilims include weaved elements (with nodes), for example Golbarjasta rug from Afghanistan, which create breathtaking uplifted area on the carpet. These carpets come in different designs and colors. Rectangular or flower patterns are used the most, associated with the weaving technique used. We are seeing high demand for rugs because they fit perfectly into the stylish, minimalist interior design. Many people choose to hang their rug on the wall instead of a painting to create an oriental atmosphere in their home. The great advantage of kilims is that many of them are bilateral and can be reversed to the other side, if they get dirty or damaged, which further extends their life. Moldovan kilims are easy to recognize by the special rose patterns characterizing these carpets. Also called sometimes rosey kilims, they have a slightly darker color, and the roses are red or pink with green accents on the leaves. The kilim area consists of weft threads that are wrapped around to form a pattern of the carpet, with characteristic small slits. By applying this technique, they create a traditional stepped patterns and the rug looks the same from both sides. Typically ends of the yarn are hidden, but some rugs are prepared in such a way that the fibers hang freely over the carpet, e.g. Soumak rugs.