What are Bokhara Rugs?
Bokhara Rugs have a lot of significance and history, especially in Uzbekistan, where the rugs orginated in the region of Bukhara- hence the name "Bokhara". It's pretty easy to tell if a rug has a Bokhara design because they are identified by their symmetrical patterns of repeated oval or diamond shaped motifs. Most Bokhara Rugs are traditionally rich toned red rugs, but we also sell exquiste green Bokhara rugs, rose Bokhara rugs, grey Bokhara rugs, and white Bokhara rugs.
Are all Bokhara Rugs a hand knotted Bokhara Rug?
Unfortunately, no. There are plenty of sellers that have tried to mimic the designs and patterns that Bokhara Rugs have. However, they have done so using synthetic materials and most likely power looms or hand tufting machines. These rugs not be anywhere near the actual quality and price of Bokhara rugs that are authentically made. The best way to tell if your rug is real or not is to look at the back and examine the stitches. When in doubt, you can always send us a picture of your rug as well and we can help you determine real from fake!
Where are Bokhara Rugs from?
Bokhara Rugs orginated in Uzbekistan, but they are now made in many surronding countries like Afghanistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Pakistan. Pakistan is known for producing some of the best Bokhara rugs in the world. Why you might ask? Expert weavers in Pakistan, including the professionals that work directly with us at RugKnots, are the only weavers that use double pile construction for Bokhara Rugs! If you don't believe us, see and feel for yourself! We offer a 30-day money back guarentee with free return shipping!
What is an estimate of a Bokhara rug value?
Bokhara rug value can vary depending on the size of the rug. If you have a genuine, hand knotted, 100% wool Bokhara Rug that is larger than 8x10, it is likely worth well over $1,000, depending on the decade it was made in. Our Bokhara Rugs are priced very reasonably, especially considering that they are made with a double pile in Pakistan. Take for example, our genuine 8x10 Red Bokhara Rug for $1,205.00 as compared to Wayfair's 8x10 Dark Red Bokhara Rug for $1,549.99.
The RugKnots Rug Sizing Guide
Pretty Little Thing: 6x9 Living Room Area Rug
A 6x9 living room rug is a great choice for smaller living rooms. We highly recommend 6x9 rugs to style small apartment living rooms. In order to make the room seem bigger, keep all furniture legs off of the rug.
Above Average: 8x10 Living Room Area Rugs
It's no doubt that 8x10 area rugs are very popular, and for good reasons too. Offering functionality and style, 8x10 area rugs great for average sized living rooms. We suggest placing funiture half on and half off. This can be a great option for including attractive flooring in the design.
Oversized Area Rugs: 10x12 Living Room Rugs
Having all furiniture on an area rug can has many benefits. An oversized rug will make your room size look much bigger and spacious. We suggest a 10x12 area rug for living spaces with muliple furniture pieces.