What are Afghan Belgique Turkoman?
If you already own Afghan rugs you will be familiar with the traditional red and black format of the Nazhat and Khan Mohammadi style of carpet. They are robust rugs at a reasonable cost. Great value. The Belgique carpet takes these traditional designs and reproduces them in the finest quality possible. The technical difficulties of weaving a rug of this quality using a woolen warp and weft are unbelievable. It's unlikely that you will have ever seen a Belgique rug for they are rare things. There is no mistaking them. The design is intricate and pin sharp. The wool lustrous and the colour glowing.
The term Belgique actually refers to the wool used in the making of the rug. It's imported wool and expensive to buy so it tends to be used to weave very fine rugs. The effect is to give a soft almost velvet pile