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Afghan Artisan Collection began out of a passion for Afghan handmade tribal rug. We sourced primarily in Kabul Afghanistan. We handpicked each piece to reflect the beauty of wool knotting and the women that made them. We hope you enjoy these pieces as much as we do.

Shoaib Sahiby is head designer and owner of Afghan Artisan Collection. He grew up in Afghanistan, then moved to US. He used to knot rug during 2000s, when he was in his teenage to support his family. He started Afghan Artisan Collection in 2016 after completion of his main job as interpreter for USG in Afghanistan.

Afghan Artisan Collection began out of a passion for Afghan handmade tribal rugs. Our rugs are sourced primarily from Kabul, Afghanistan. We carefully select the rugs to ensure each piece meets our quality standards.  The rugs reflect the beauty of wool knotting and the beauty of the people that create them. We hope you enjoy your rug for many years to come and are pleased to know that your purchase has helped provide for the families of our artisans.

Shoaib Sahiby is the Lead Designer and Owner of Afghan Artisan Collection. He grew up in Afghanistan and moved to the United States in 2016. Shoaib is intimately familiar with this time-honored tradition having worked himself knotting rugs as a teenager to help support his family during the 2000s. During this same time-period the U.S. was helping the Afghan people topple the Taliban. For several years prior to relocating to the United States, Shoaib worked for the United States Government as an interpreter. His service helped expedite the relocation of his family to the United States.  Shoaib and his wife Shugofa reside in Merriam, KS along with their 2 young children.

Shoaib and Shugofa welcome the opportunity to help you choose a rug that compliments your aesthetic. If you have interior design questions or wish to schedule an appointment, please contact us at shoaib.sahiby@gmail.com.

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