Khal Mohammadi rugs are in some ways unique. Not named after a city or region they are named after the legendary figure that created the unmistakable design.
Khal Mohammad, father of 25, created the design while living in Afghanistan. Today most Khal Mohammadi rugs are woven in or around the town of Kunduz in north of Afghanistan.
Khal Mohammadi’s are warm and welcoming. The colours are dark, usually deep reds with dark blue or black used for detail.
The colour and dyes themselves are what give the rug its name, it was Khal Mohammadi who developed the red tones found in these rugs.
The detail in the rug can vary but the pattern is almost always one form of repeated columns of ‘gul’ or ‘fil pai’ (elephant prints) adapted from Mohammadi’s Ersari Turkmen heritage.