Chobi Zeigler 302x198cms


Pakistan or Afghanistan

Chob or Choeb means woody in Persian and Urdu and refers to dyes where the English vegetal or organic may be used.

The Chobi was developed from the Persian Ziegler in Lahore to satisfy western taste for more neutral pastel hues and large open patterns. Highly successful, the type has spread throughout Pakistan Afghanistan and India.

Mostly an ethical cottage industry worthy of support. 

The International market values natural dyed work at a premium which allows us to pay high prices to weavers who maintain high standards.

Rugs that are still made using natural dyes are usually those with the highest cultural significance.

This both supports marketing based upon cultural integrity and, more significally, shows the weavers that the world values their culture. Here is a prime example of top quality vegetable dye.