Fine Afghan Samarkand runner

Hand made runners


254 x 77 (8'4 x 2'6)

A lovely Samarkand runner which embraces the colours of traditional buildings in Samarkand on the silk road. This runner is a lovely bright palette of red, blue orange-brown blue-green and cream to name but a few. The caucasian panels are spaced through the length of the runner interspersed between plain...
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A lovely Samarkand runner which embraces the colours of traditional buildings in Samarkand on the silk road. This runner is a lovely bright palette of red, blue orange-brown blue-green and cream to name but a few. The caucasian panels are spaced through the length of the runner interspersed between plain bands of colour.

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The production and Caucasian design of these pieces stem from a group who create the designs to a specific colour palette and set the design to graph paper, the drawing and the vegetable-dyed wool is collected by Afghan weavers who cross the border into Pakistan where they are paid a retainer, sometime later the weaver returns with a hand-knotted carpet to be paid, which then has to be finished.

The carpets' final stage in Pakistan involves many processes, initial tensioning and correcting weft alignments and errors may be undertaken followed by surface clipping, herbal washing and finally tumbling. This combination of Afghan weaving and finishing in Pakistan has been a great success. These carpets are closely knotted and more usually finished with an interesting and unusual bound multicoloured fringe.

Hand-knotted Afghan Samarkand rugs and carpets are a relatively new production for us. We are always looking for something different, or unusual and these certainly tick that box. With the wonderful colours and the mixture of traditional and modern design, these rugs make a striking statement. Samarkand rugs have been made recently in northwest Afghanistan and the name has been given to their unique design. Samarkand is in Uzbekistan and is famous along with Bukhara for being on the famous silk road that linked China with the West. We hope that you also like this interesting colourful carpet as much as we do.

When considering to buy online it is worth thinking about the provenance of the company as well as the rug. We are a family business with more than 60 years of experience selling rugs. We have an unrivalled reputation and pride ourselves in the level of customer service. We welcome visits to the Tewkesbury shop, alternatively, we are pleased to assist with-online enquiries by email or telephone.

It is worth perhaps being reminded that these hand made rugs are unique and special; owning one is something you can enjoy for many years. I would recommend buying a hand made rug produced using the best natural fibre, which is wool.

We recommend the use of an underlay with this product:
Foxi-underlay to provide grip to stop hand made rugs moving

For uneven surfaces we would recommend our Felt underlay:
Felt underlay for uneven floors

This underlay is the nearest size available for your chosen rug, it may require trimming to size depending upon the piece chosen.

Product size:
254 x 77cm (8'4 x 2'6)

Pile: 100% Wool
Vacuum using suction only Please do not vacuum fringes
We recommend an underlay to prolong the life of your rug and to protect against possible dye transfer.
Spot Cleaning:
Blot spills with absorbent cloths, do not rub or use detergent cleaning products. Spot clean with minimal liquid using soap-based products, preferably using the froth or lather.
Full Clean:
Specialist Cleaning only.
Country of Origin:
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Returns Policy

Our policy lasts 14 calendar days from the day after you receive all goods in an order. Once you've cancelled an order you then have a further 14 days to send the goods back. Once the returned goods have been received then we will arrange a full refund. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be securely packaged in weatherproof material (i.e. strong plastic)

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.


We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

Additional non-returnable items:
* Gift cards

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted: (if applicable)
* Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error.
* Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery

Refunds (if applicable)

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.

If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

Late or missing refunds (if applicable)

  • If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
  • Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
  • Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
  • If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at

Sale items (if applicable)

Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.

Exchanges (if applicable)

We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at and send your item to: 10 Church Street, Tewkesbury, GLS, GL20 5PA, United Kingdom.


If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.

If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return.


To return your product, you should mail your product to: 10 Church Street, Tewkesbury, GLS, GL20 5PA, United Kingdom.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

If you are shipping an item over £75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

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