AFGHAN BELJIK CARPETS

Afghan beljik carpets

The hallmark of the Beljik is its remarkable color, from varying shades of deep reds, blues and blacks. These rugs are generally considered to be the finest of all tribal style rugs. They are made with finely-spun wool and knotted into intricate geometric patterns with complex borders.
Beljiks have intricate geometric patterns.
The wool for these carpets is only taken from the belly of the sheep, greatly increasing the number of sheep required to produce this wool and therefore the price of this wool. The dyes used in Beljiks are commercially-produced. Beljiks sometimes have needlework detailing along their fringe and bound edges, adding to the overall intricacy of the carpet.

Knot count: Over 400 knots per square inch
Colors in each rug: 4–7 colors
Composition: 100% finely-spun wool on a wool warp and weft
Type of knot: Senna
Production: A 9’x12′ rug could be completed in 6–10 months by four to five experienced artisans working five to six hours a day