Classic Turkoman designs known as Bokharas were originally made by nomadic tribes. Bokharas were named for the city where they were once collected which was once an important trade center in Turkestan. Bokhara rugs are now one of the most popular designs of hand made and machine made rugs on the market.
Bokhara rugs are one of the easier rug types to identify. When you are inspecting Bokharas you should keep in mind they vary in quality from very poor to very fine. It is simpler to have a known Bokhara on hand when determining the authenticity of an unknown rug. Bokhara rugs are most commonly a deep shade of red with a repeating pattern of octagonal guls. An Octagonal gul design is also known as an elephant’s foot. These guls are commonly dark blue, black or brown with ivory accents. The shapes and colors of guls varied from one tribe to another, these differences were traditionally used to identify the source of the rug.
The seeds of Tepp Team USA Inc. was planted in the Bazar of Tabriz, the center of finest Persian rugs, some 65 years ago. After 50 years of successfully exporting beautiful handwoven rugs to Europe and around the word, we decided to open our first wholesale establishment in the heart of midtown Manhattan, at 102 Madison Ave in New York City. We quickly became the destination address for procuring the finest rugs in America, specializing in the finest Tabriz Rugs as well as other fine Persian masterpieces. Then we moved our gallery to a larger facility in North Bergen, NJ to be able to better serve our clients. Presently, we carry a large number of unique Persian masterpieces as well as beautiful antiques. Our Inventory also includes very unique handmade Pakistani and Indian rugs, in both traditional and modern styles.