Recession; Some Afghan families have resumed carpet weaving
Afghanistan is currently facing a severe economic and humanitarian crisis. Many have lost their jobs since the Taliban returned to power. Many women who have been deprived of the right to education and work have also turned to carpet weaving.
Afghan Carpets, Rugs
Many of the Afghan rugs are also woven by Afghan refugees who reside in Pakistan. In 2008, 2013, and 2014, Afghan rugs won international awards at an, international exhibition held every year in Hamburg, Germany. The Afghan rugs are mostly assembled in northern and western Afghanistan, by various ethnic groups but mainly by Turkmen.
It has been reported that the majority of Afghan rugs during the war period were sent to Pakistan to be exported, where they were given the label “Made in Pakistan” when they were made in Afghanistan.