‘Bokhara’ term usually used to describe Tekke-faced rugs. Tekke was a tribe
from the area of Bokhara in Central Asia. The design of these rugs comprises of
rows of guls enclosed by geometric shapes. At present the "Bokhara"
rugs are produced in the carpet-weaving world, including Pakistan, Iran, India,
Turkey, Afghanistan, and Central Asia.
The Pakistani Bokhara define as the modern Tekee-faced rugs which are produced in rural areas of Pakistan. The Pakistani bokhara with Mohri Gul and Butterfly designs are most renowned hand knotted rugs in the world. These rugs are the blend of the New Zealand worsted and Pakistani local wool on cotton base. These carpets have soft and heavy woolen pile. The length of pile of these rugs depends on the cutting of the specific rug. Sometimes the pile is purposely left meaningfully longer called 'Double Pile' causing in extra thickness and depth.
In Pakistan these rugs are manufactured on vertical looms in different sizes and qualities like 108 KPSI to 242 knots per square inch. These rugs are very popular due to clarity of design and sharpness of colors. Bokhara rugs based on cotton and knot used in these rugs are symmetrical knots that is known as 'single knot' in Pakistan.