Aqcha Afghan rugs, are handwoven, mainly in Afghanistan but many are made by Afghan refugees in areas like Pakistan & Iran.
Afghan rugs offer a charming focal point and a good cause for conversation, you will never know the exact origins or history of each piece, i.e. where it was made or under what circumstances but each rug will have an interesting history.
Afghan rugs are handmade from 100% wool, the wool is dyed using various vegetable dyes and other natural dyes that are rich in colour.
We stock two designs Aqcha named after a quaint village in northern Afghanistan which is based on the octagonal elephants foot print design & Khan originally made in northern Afghanistan this design is mainly geometric and was inspired from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979.
Afghan rugs are non specific and no two pieces are identical but we make every effort to make sure each rug sold is as near as possible to our base images. Large rugs will generally have more rows of the Elephants foot print, runners may only have 1 big print or a couple of rows of smaller prints.
Sizes are approximate and may vary by 10%
All our rugs are delivered by a professional courier services like DHL, APC or Fedex. All items need to be signed for; we can ask the courier to leave in a safe place but this voids the insurance. We can change delivery address to a neighbour if required. Delivery is normally next day once we mark the item sent, overseas deliveries will take longer. Next day deliveries are between 8am and 6pm, Saturday deliveries are between 8am and 12 noon. (Please note Saturday deliveries are £25)
If you need to return your item, we recommend an online courier broker like parcels2go, parcelmonkey or parcelbroker. Once the rug is back with us and checked we will issue a full refund. The only cost the customer will incur is the return postage. Please remember when inputting the return dimensions into the courier’s system, it’s the rolled-up size (package size) you input, not the size of the actual rug / item. Our return address is, The Rug Retailer, 2 Crown Parade, Crown St, Warrington, WA1 2AE.