Fil Poi (sometimes as Fil Poy or Filpa) literally means "Elephant foot" - owing to the large guls found in the field of the rug. Rugs of this design are considered traditional Afghani, woven by weavers of Turkoman descent in Northern Afghanistan. Fil Poi rugs are sometimes incorrectly referred to as Bokhara Rugs
(in itself a popular misnomer; "Bokhara" being used to describe any Tekke-faced rug)....more
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