This type of rug features a high quality wool handwoven on to a wool warp (foundation). These rugs emenate from the Kundoz region in Northern Afghanistan, as well as the surrounding villages.
The knotting is typically fine, neat and consistent which, together with the high quality hard wearing local wools used, creates a smooth, velvety pile.
Often the main colour of Afghan Kunduz Rugs is red, sometimes bright red occasionally the brown-red/coppery shade of Khan Mohamadi Rugs.
The designs produced are generally all-over repeating patterns, typically ancient Turkoman designs such as Alma Gul (apple blossom), Baghi Shinar, Baba Saqal, Hatchlou (Purdah) to name a few, as well as superbly refined depictions of Khan Mohamadi patterns.
This very fine example measures 9 feet 7 inches long by 6 feet 5 inches wide (2.91 x 2.05 metres).