Chobi rugs are traditionally produced in many regions of Pakistan. The word "chobi" is from the Farsi word "chob" which means wood, referring to the source of its natural dyes. Bunyaad Chobis tend to have large geometric floral patterns. They are all hand-knotted with hand-spun wool spun primarily by a drop spindle. Their natural dyes are made entirely from hand-gathered fruits, vegetables, roots, tree barks and dried shells, making Chobis the most labour-intensive of all of Bunyaad's tribal carpets.
Natural Dye Chobis are renowned for their lanolin-rich luster and stunning natural colouring. Their colours range from soft muted tans and browns to rich coppers, deep maroons, and sage greens. Bunyaad's natural dyeing techniques have been refined over the years to ensure a natural dye that is steadfast, fade-proof and long-lasting.
Navy Chobi Tribal Features
~1' x 1'
~Over 100 knots per square inch
~4-7 naturally-dyed colours
~100% hand-spun wool on a cotton warp and weft
~Knotted with a Senna knot
More about Bunyaad
Bunyaad works to create strong foundations in the villages of Pakistan by paying a fair wage to its artisan families. Bunyaad means "foundation" in Urdu.
Hand-knotted rugs by Bunyaad reflect a global economy that is sustainable and fair to everyone involved. Bunyaad provides well-made, quality hand-knotted rugs for customers and a fair, livable income for Pakistani artisans. Quite simply, when artisans are paid a living wage, they can focus on producing quality.