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Tribal Area Rugs & Carpets

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Small tribes and nomadic groups have been weaving handmade rugs for thousands of years. Though tribal area rugs are usually smaller and less sophisticated than traditional rugs, most of them contain highly expressive patterns and vivid colors. Cyrus Artisan Rugs maintains a carefully curated selection of exquisite tribal rugs from Afghanistan, India, Iran, Nepal, and other countries.

Beautify Your Interiors with Tribal Area Rugs


Discerning collectors prize handmade area rugs for their artistry and craftsmanship. Tribal area rugs combine all of these traits with the distinct cultural expressions of the various tribes that produced them. Along with their beauty and cultural significance, the time and skill invested in the creation of each tribal rug make each piece a unique and valuable investment.

There was little information about tribal rug making until the 19th century. Many believe that hand-knotted rug-making began with the nomadic tribes of Central Asia. These tribes used animal pelts and wool to weave their rugs. The word “tribal” was also used loosely during this time, and often referred to rugs made by nomadic tribes.

Moreover, early tribal area rugs weren’t made to be sold but were mostly made for private use. As a result, these rugs were a form of personal expression and were a symbol of pride for their weaving families.

Most tribal rugs and tribal rug runners have repetitive motifs, distinct cultural symbols, and various color palettes. Their paradoxically rough but sophisticated compositions make them particularly appealing to collectors, decorators, and discerning home-makers. Their bold, often geometric designs go well with contemporary interiors and inject warmth and character to any room.

Discover Exotic Tribal Area Rugs at Cyrus Artisan Rugs


Cyrus Artisan Rugs maintains a carefully curated selection of tribal area rugs and carpets. These rugs are sourced from exotic and renowned rug-producing regions, including Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Russia, and Turkey. We also carry tribal area rugs from designers like James Tufenkian and Ralph Lauren, and from brands like Jaipur Living, Safavieh, and Tibet Rug Company. Those who’re looking for less colorful rugs would be glad to know that we carry black and white tribal rugs. Lastly, our tribal rugs come in various dimensions, including 6x9, 8x10, and 9x12.