The Peshawar style is highly characterized by a thinly sheered pile, large print designs, and most predominant, their antique ivory and sometimes golden tones. It is fairly unusual for a Peshawar carpet to have more than 8 distinct colors, and the general overtone has a “washed-out” or sometimes even faded appearance.
Part of the popularity of Peshawar rugs may be attributed to the process of tea-washing which was in high demand in the early 1990’s going forward. This technique gives new rugs anantiqued appearance through a special treatment which gives rugs a golden patina. While Peshawar rugs are not necessarily subject to the tea wash process, they certainly have a similar tone.
Peshawar carpets primarily come from two different regions, Pakistan and Afghanistan, however, more recently, India has also been producing variations of this style of rug as well.
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Special thanks to RugRag for this succinct description of these beautiful and versatile rugs.
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