Chobi Rugs (also: chobe, choobe) get their name from an area on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border largely settled by Afghani Turkamen tribes. Often distinguished by their use of natural vegetable and mineral dyes, using hand-spun Himalayan Ghazni wool and hand-knotted. The influence of Persian, Turkamen and Afghan cultures results in rugs of great complexity and superb coloration. These carpets will take very heavy wear and will last for generations. Sometimes Chobis are called Zieglers, since most use the Ziegler design; the common exception being Chobi Gabbehs.
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