Fine handmade Afghan Aryana carpet

Handmade Oriental rug


362 x 274cm (11'11 x 9'0)

If you are looking for a luxury Oriental large carpet, you may consider buying this Afghan Aryana rug. It has all the hallmarks of a Persian design and the excellent interpretive benefit of a specially commissioned Afghan piece. In addition, the high knot count will make it attractive to very...
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If you are looking for a luxury Oriental large carpet, you may consider buying this Afghan Aryana rug. It has all the hallmarks of a Persian design and the excellent interpretive benefit of a specially commissioned Afghan piece. In addition, the high knot count will make it attractive to very discerning buyers who value this skill level. These weavers can produce outstanding works in the most challenging circumstances; it is hard to imagine the hours of labour that will have taken to make such an accomplished piece. The carpet is essentially a soft red with a curvilinear design finely traced through small jewel-like colours of green, blue and ochre.

Afghan Aryana rugs are hand-knotted in Mazar-e-Sharif and Kabul in Afghanistan, often using designs for museum pieces. Woven from long wool sheared from Karakul sheep, the wool is washed gently with water, then hand combed and hand-spun on a spindle. The wool is vegetable dyed using plants, flowers and berries, walnut husks and pomegranate rind, madder root and indigo. Not surprisingly, wools vary in colour due to differences in the dyes' absorption, resulting in a feature referred to as 'Abrash'- giving Aryana rugs their unique colour and distinct appearance.

It is very pleasing that the Afghan weaving industry is thriving again with the recent production of high-quality pieces commissioned by Afghan designers who now collaborate with Pakistan finishers to secure the best of both worlds (weaving and herbal washing and final surface clipping). The movement of Afghan people into Pakistan through necessity has largely halted. More recently, displaced people have moved back into Afghanistan, securing a new beginning for themselves, sometimes aided by international intervention.

The result for the Oriental carpet and rug industry has been very positive, producing some high-grade work, such as these Aryana pieces, alongside exciting finds like Mamluk and Samarkand. The traditional weaving industry will undoubtedly continue with details like Kazak, Kunduz, and  Balouch. In any event, the highlight is a thriving and more sustainable craft industry.

We have a vast range of handmade rugs from many countries, including Pakistan, Iran, Kashmir and Afghanistan, for sale in our established family-owned retail shop in Tewkesbury. But, of course, you can always shop online.

We recommend the use of an underlay with this product:

For uneven surfaces, we would recommend our Felt underlay:

Product size:
362 x 274cm (11'11 x 9'0)

Pile: 100% Wool
Vacuum using suction only Please do not vacuum fringes
We recommend an underlay to prolong the life of your rug and to protect against possible dye transfer.
Spot Cleaning:
Blot spills with absorbent cloths, do not rub or use detergent cleaning products. Spot clean with minimal liquid using soap-based products, preferably using the froth or lather.
Full Clean:
Specialist Cleaning only.
Country of Origin:
Country of Distribution:

Returns Policy

Our policy lasts 14 calendar days from the day after you receive all goods in an order. Once you've cancelled an order you then have a further 14 days to send the goods back. Once the returned goods have been received then we will arrange a full refund. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be securely packaged in weatherproof material (i.e. strong plastic)

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.


We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

Additional non-returnable items:
* Gift cards

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted: (if applicable)
* Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.
* Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery

Refunds (if applicable)

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.

If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

Late or missing refunds (if applicable)

  • If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
  • Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
  • Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
  • If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at

Sale items (if applicable)

Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.

Exchanges (if applicable)

We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at and send your item to: 10 Church Street, Tewkesbury, GLS, GL20 5PA, United Kingdom.


If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.

If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return.


To return your product, you should mail your product to: 10 Church Street, Tewkesbury, GLS, GL20 5PA, United Kingdom.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

If you are shipping an item over £75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

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