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Authentic Handmade Oriental Rugs, Carpets & Kilims

Experts believe that some form of rugs were produced as far back as 300 B.C.
In 1949, the famous Pazyryk rug was discovered at a Scythian burial site in the Altai region in southern Siberia. This rug torn in parts is fine example of pile rug both in design and craftsmanship, it is believed to have been made around 500 B.C. Research carried out recently proves that the art of wearing was developed by shepherd tribes living in Central Asia. The art of carpet wearing was introduced in Persia and surrounding areas, including present-day Pakistan, which eventually became one of the leading manufacturing country of handmade oriental woollen rugs, carpets and kilims.

Why buy from Saleem Carpets !

- Manufacturing experiance of four Generations.

- Deal in 100% handmade oriental rugs.

- Largest fine quality rugs display.

- Less overhead costs.

- Operate on low margin.



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"Our Moto is our customer"

It’s a revolution in the world of colors & decoration that the "saleem carpets" is introduced all around the globe through internet. It is established on the foundation of experience of generations, in producing the fine decorative handmade oriental carpets, rugs & kilims with admirable quality, durability & beauty. To play with colors & especially the arrangement of these colors from wide range of color palette in carpets to form harmony, beauty & compatibility of these colors is our expertise, which is specialty of " saleem carpets". While considering the mood of our customers we try our best to fulfill their requirements by using best material, traditional & modern designs, adorable color schemes, high skills & experienced craftsmanship. We grasp the attention of our customers by using traditional & also modern & latest color schemes in our rugs, which fit to their interiors. Traditional carpets have their splendid beauty & historic glory & quality which penetrate into hearts.

We are glad that our customers all around the globe are satisfied & happy with us & the numbers of our customers are increasing day by day. We are receiving outclass feedback from our customers, so we find our company the most reliable & prompt to serve you.



[Ad] Handmade Rug Cleaning

As well as restoration and repair, we carry out professional washing (Cleaning) of precious hand-knotted carpet & rug with full tank of water and super class detergent at our washing base. We focus solely on handmade rugs, giving you the peace of mind that your carpet will be given the level of care and attention it deserves. Decades of experience in handmade carpets allow us to give you expert advice on the level and intensity of washing & cleaning your carpet should go through; sometimes older or more fragile carpets cannot withstand the same processes as newer, harder-wearing rugs. Before cleaning begins we go through a consultation process to explain what can be expected from the cleaning of your precious carpet or rug.

Stage of cleaning:

1. Consultation: Before treatment we consult whole procedure of washing with proper manners.

2. Dust removal: For the removal of dust the carpets is rubbed with brushes thoroughly so that all the dust present in the wool of carpet must separated from it and thereafter put this carpet in the electric rotating drum where the remaining amount of dust is removed out from the carpet.

3. Spot-cleaning: Try to remove all spots unless not very bold.

4. Shampoo and washing: After drumming the carpet, it is placed at the washing base for washing with complete tank of water, by using high quality detergent on the both sides of the carpet and brushing it thoroughly with intent to remove all the dust from the carpet and thereafter it has to become in neat and clean condition.

5. Extraction: Finally, carpet has to be taken out from the washing base in neat and clean condition.

6. Drying: After giving wash to the carpet it is placed before Sun for complete dry.

7. Hand Finishing: After whole this washing treatment our experts give final finish to the carpet before delivering to its owner.

For more information about our handmade & Oriental rug cleaning service or for a free quote, contact us on

0092 320 478 8974 - carpetwash@saleemcarpets.com - Contact


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[Info] Short History of Rug Weaving by nomadic tribes

The origins of oriental rugs lie buried deep in the mists of history. Believed to be first made millenia ago by nomadic tribes living in the mountain fastnesses of west and central Asia, the carpet weaving tradition has survived through the ages and developed into a highly evolved art form. In the annual of civilization, they have been the prized possessions of king and commoners, conquering heroes as well as fugitive princes. They are the stuff dreams are made of enchanting colours woven into patterns of captivating beauty, flowers, tendrils, and geometrical designs that transport one to the world of fairy tales. Strong and durable they are handed down from generation to generation as proud family heirloom.


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[Promotion] Pack a Wish & Let us Send to Your Love Ones

Making someone feel special is more than enough reason to make you give more. It tells the receiver that you were thinking about them. While it feels good to be on the receiving end, there's a feeling of self-gratification when you are the one who is doing the giving.

To avail this promotion and to know the details about this services do contact our representative on the following detail.

packawish@saleemcarpets.com - Contact


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[Offer] Customize Your Project, Photos, Logos & Trademarks in Handmade Carpets

Saleem Carpets have earned a reputation for creating unique and inspirational custom made rugs, photos, logos and trademarks. Our talented design team will walk you through every step of the custom made process to ensure your vision is realized.

By follow the steps:

1. The design consultation

2. Artwork presentation & approval

3. The Finished Rug

To avail this offer and to know the further details about customization processes do contact our representative on the following detail.

customyourwish@saleemcarpets.com - Contact


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[Ad] Special Carpeting for Masajid / Mosques

Being specialized in the Masajid / Mosque Carpets our Company has quality, variety and flexibility that can meet all kinds of your needs. We have an opportunity to produce in special color, size, design and quality that you want. Consult us all kind of your needs for Masajid Carpets and Prayer rugs.

To know the further details do contact our representative on the following detail.

0092 320 478 8974 - masjid.carpet@saleemcarpets.com - Contact


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[Info] Introduction of Some Precious Handmade Carpet Styles

Oriental rugs whether made in tribal or city surrounding are all hand knotted, the weaver ties the material (whether it be wool or silk) around the warps of the foundation using one of several different knots. Each rug is made to a design, whether that design is copied from an intricate design plate or is inspired by the weaver, their surroundings and their way of life depends on the type of rug. After each row of knots is complete, individually tied using a variation of coloured wool to form patterns, a weft strand is tightly packed between the newly completed row and the one which is about to begin, keeping each knot firmly in place. One rug can take months or even years to complete, ensuring the owner gains a unique work of art which is not only beautiful but practical and often extremely durable. Various materials, tools and knots are used in the weaving of different styles of Oriental rugs, some are explained in detail below; .

Following are the styles commonly liked by home lovers:

1. Khotan: Rugs of the oasis towns of East Turkestan are incomparable. These oriental carpets from Kashgar, Yarkand and Khotan in the Chinese occupied Autonomous Region of Sikiang are collectively known as Samarkands. Typically, they are in a long and relatively narrow format with simplistic spacious designs rendered in a glossy wool. The distinctive and prevailing colorations of lacquer reds, Chinese yellows, heavily influenced by the neighboring countries of China and Turkey, have been produced in this region since at least the seventeenth century. For thousands of years these lands of arid steppes, deserts and brutal mountain ranges were traversed by caravans of merchants and traders from China to Western Europe along the Silk Route. These unusual carpets of Central Asia display themes from many oriental cultures including, China with fretwork borders, lotus blossoms and cloud-bands; Pakistan with the swastika denoting infinity; Turkey with bold reciprocal borders and carnations; and Persia with floral trellis work.

2. Ziegler: Zieglers are among the most sought-after antique carpets in today's market. Their gracious size, subtle color combinations, and uncluttered patterns make them appealingly adaptable to room settings of varied decor. These fashionable carpets were produced in Persia by the Manchester, England-based Anglo-Swiss firm of Ziegler & Company in the late nineteenth centuries. In that regime European market for Oriental carpets began to diminish as the demand for domestic weavings increased. Rather than the Eastern or Islamic taste of the Persian carpets, followed the prevailing Western fashions of the time, which featured large floral and architecturally inspired motifs and designs. Today similar methods have been adopted to produce the Ziegler carpets. In addition, traditional local dying techniques are improved, creating new possibilities in color and tonality. With bold, allover patterns and softer palettes.

3. Heriz: Heriz rugs are belong to the Heriz City located in northwestern Iran, it is a major rug-weaving city in Iran. Other surrounding parts are also adopting the same skills from ages and now producing the same rugs in distinctive large-scale motifs and a wide ranging palette of warm colors. Heriz rugs have oversize geometric medallions, that are crisply delineated against a rich red, rust or dark blue field. So that Heriz carpets are probably the most popular of the village carpets and due to its thick quality, tough, and often inexpensive rugs that appeal strongly to the US market.

4. William Morris: William Morris is considered by many to be the greatest pattern designer of the Victorian age. William Morris was one of the examiners of the South Kensington Science & Art department, where he had the opportunity to study a recently acquired collection of Persian carpets, textiles, and ceramics. Having studied extensively over a period of time, William Morris began designing and producing hand knotted rugs in England in the 1880s. Although the inspiration for William Morrisí designs came from Persian carpets, the style of William Morris rugs is distinctly different to floral rugs normally associated with Persian and Mogul weaving. The rugs in our William Morris collection are made with handspun wool and vegetable dyes and are based on some of the styles William Morris developed in the 19th century. If you like William Morris rugs, you may also like the rugs in our Chobi collection, which has a larger variety of rugs in similar types of patterns.

5. Caucasian: Caucasian rugs are best known for featuring bold geometric and tribal designs in primary colors. Caucasian carpets of this period are among the great masterpieces of classical or early rug production. The wool is used in these rugs having superior level of resilience and luster. The history of the Caucasian Rugs belong to the Caucasus Mountains are a region between the Black and Caspian Seas that adjoins both Turkey and Iran.

6. Oushak: The history of Oushak Rugs reaches back to the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The name Oushak derives from the city of Usak, as this city was one of the largest in the region of Western Anatolia, where the carpets were made. Oushak Rugs are most commonly recognized by the distinctive star and medallion patterns that many of them employ. Today Oushak carpets have been made in much finer qualities in Pakistan.

7. Kashan: Kashan rugs are woven in the city of Kashan, in north central Iran. Their pattern is almost always curvilinear. Kashan rugs in our collection are highly distinctive rugs primarily in highly floral medallion or all over designs, with wool pile on cotton base in more muted and complimentary tones for any background.

8. Sultanabad: Sultanabad rugs belong to the city of Sultanabad. In 1808 the city of Sultanabad had become the major center of rug production. Many rug dealers from the European countries were attracted toward Sultanabad region for rug manufacturing. From the mid 19th-century, Sultanabad rugs have been exclusively made in bold floral designs with classic patterns, made with pure and natural dyes. Therefore, Sultanabad rugs have great value in any condition, often favored for their bold floral designs with classic patterns.

9.Kazak: Kazak rugs originating from the western area of the Caucasus populated by Armenian and nomadic Kurdish tribesmen, Kazak rugs should not be confused with the state of Kazakstan. Kazak rugs, like many Caucasian designs, are dominated by highly stylized floral motifs. If you have interest in Kazak rugs, then you may also like Shirvan rugs, which are very similar.

10. Mahal: Mahal carpets and rugs are designed from antique, older traditional motifs and carpet styles. In principle, motifs used today can be found in museums or on carpets that are sold for astronomical sums on different quality auctions. Mahal carpets have an interesting characteristic. You can find both tribal and curvature patterns. This attribute comes from unique position of city of Mahallat. Mahallat is between cities of Aarak and Delijan and path of tribal people of south of Iran. The quality of Mahal rugs are goods, having good count of knots which creates a strong structure. Have very soft and lustrous wool with thin, tight piles and double wefts. These carpets are mainly manufactured in Pakistan where a lot of care is put into them in order to keep the traditions and ancestry from the older carpet manufacturing.

If you are looking for certain kind of rug or you want to know details of some rugs about which you have not been introduced so far then do contact our representative on the following detail.

rugs@saleemcarpets.com - Contact


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Handmade Rugs, Carpets & Kilims.
5-Carpet Chambers
19/10 Abbot Road Lahore, Pakistan.
PH: 0092 300 463 1200


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