Jewish Carpets

 
 
 

Unique Carpets From Afghanistan With Judaic Symbols.


We are the only importer of hand-made carpets from Afghanistan with Jewish motifs and designs. As we noted in the “About Us” section of our website, our founders, Shlomo and Yosef Yekutiel, are Jews from Afghanistan. The Jewish community in Afghanistan may date back 2,700 years to the destruction of the first Temple and the Babylonian exile. Unfortunately, due to the destruction of Jewish communities by various invaders, forced conversions to Islam and emigration, today only one Jew remains in Afghanistan.


Afghanistan’s carpets are world-renowned for their intricate designs. Afghan carpets reflect the heritage of cottage-based craftsmanship passed through generations of families. The manufacture of carpets is largely accomplished by a huge network of weavers working on individual carpets throughout Afghanistan’s countryside. As a testament to the meticulous nature of the art, one large carpet typically takes six to nine months to weave. Traditionally, carpet weaving has been a cottage industry in Afghanistan, with generations of weavers being trained by older family members. This hand-made process makes Afghan carpets one-of-a-kind heirlooms.


The Afghanistan carpets that we offer uniquely are based on Jewish stories from the Bible and Judaic symbols. They are made of 90% wool and 10% cotton, using natural dyes. Colors are obtained from the roots, skins and barks of trees, such as pomegranates and walnuts.  Our carpets come in three sizes: 220 by 170 cm ( 87 by 67 inches); 160 by 148 cm (63 by 58 inches); and 90 by 120 cm (35 by 47 inches). We offer various Jewish motifs, including: Noah’s Ark; The Binding of Isaac by Abraham (the Akeidah); The Story of Joseph; The Twelve Tribes; The Jewish Zodiac; and Menorahs. We carry a variety of different colors in each design. We also take special orders, which permit you to make your own Jewish designs.


Because our unique Jewish carpets are hand-made by local artisans, not all sizes, colors or motifs currently may be in stock. Please contact us to tell us the sizes, colors and motifs that you wish to order.

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