Afghan War Rugs – Drones make their Debut

A customer of ours recently brought a new phenomenon to our attention. In this new age, drones have made their way into Afghan War Rugs, noted for their use of Kalashnikovs, grenades, tanks and more. These rugs began being woven in the 1980s, after the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Our customer writes about it in his blog here:


Magical Afghan Kuba & Inviting Heriz


#36800    Fine Kuba   PakAfghan   8.9 x 12.3

#36800 Fine Kuba PakAfghan 8.9 x 12.3

The magical Afghan Kuba hanging in WINDOW LEFT measures 8.9 x 12.3. This enchanting piece was hand-knotted in northern Afghanistan over a period of 7-8 months by Hazara women using handspun Ghazni wool with natural dyes. This carpet was inspired by an antique Kuba design from the Caucasus.

Kuba is a small town in the southeast corner of the province of Daghestan.  A Persian fort located there is believed to have been the residence of a Khan who likely brought along his own weavers.  This may account for the Kubas having the most elaborate floral forms of all Caucasian rugs.

     “Why do two colors, put next to each other, sing?  Can one really explain this?  No. Just as one can never learn how to paint.”  Pablo Picasso. The artist’s utilization of color in this historical design masterfully draws the design to the eye and the heart. The honey-colored ivory effortlessly highlights all the other colors: navy, red, blue, peach, gold and green drawing the eye to continue to look and examine the magical harmony of this work of art.

The main border is reminiscent of the “stripe” of the Ladik prayer rugs where the principal motifs are Rhodian lilies, and rosettes identical with Persian forms. The main border which displays the stylized flowers on a larger scale brings in just the right amount of “air” to keep the piece playful.

     This enchanting Kuba design carpet sings beautifully and

will bring a magical harmony to the space in which it lands.


#37462   Herez   9 x 12

#37462 Herez 9 x 12

This attractive finely woven Heriz hanging in WINDOW RIGHT measures 9 x 12 and was hand-knotted in northern India using the Senneh knot by professional weavers in a workshop. This lovely piece took four weavers approximately six to seven months to produce

The extensive color palette of brick red, carmine, peach, navy, sky blue, cream, taupe, gold, sage, forest green coupled with an airy and sophisticated design is a satisfying feast for the eye and the heart.

The central medallion, representing window to heaven is surrounded by an ivory field of stylized floral elements representing the paradise to come. The four outer quadrants adeptly ground the carpet in navy and brick red creating a masterpiece that will engage and ground a space in a spectacular fashion.


 The design is refined, charming and welcoming… encouraging one to dwell on better things.

“He wiped his shoes before his door,
but paused to do a little more.
He dusted off the stains of strife.
The mud that’s incident to life,
The blemishes of careless thought,
The traces of the fight he’d fought,
The selfish humors and the mean,
And when he entered he was clean.”
“At the Door” by Edgar A. Guest

Oriental Rugs and Carpets, Arthur Urbane Dilley


Who We Are, What We Do, Why We Do It

In this short video, we tell our story and why we believe there is

no substitute for a quality Oriental carpet in your home. 

When you see what a Kebabian rug can do for your home,

we hope you will see the value of this timeless art form. 

 Kebabian’s Oriental Rugs continuing

because we have the privilege of carrying what we consider

the best, functional, timeless art form.


Waiting Home & Heriz

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs,

and returns home to find it.”  George Moore

Afghan Heriz

Afghan Heriz

     Changing the scale of the elements gives an exquisite new take on a classic Heriz design.  This piece was hand-knotted in northern Afghanistan by Hazara women using natural dyes and local wool.

      The striking Kebabian Heriz handsomely grounds the clean lines, picks up the slate blue of the hearth and partners seamlessly with the stunning side table.

 A warm fire & engaging dialogue will be completing the setting this season! 


Kebabian Keshan Adding to the Conversation

Thoughtful Conversation with a Sprinkling of Dry Humor Ü

Very Fine Keshan   India

Very Fine Keshan India

 Enjoy where you live, how you like it!

Gorgeous, very fine Keshan adding to the conversation.

As Mozart is pleasing to the ear, and satisfying to the mind,


is ALWAYS pleasing to the eye and satisfying to the mind.

Rosa Bell Holt