Afghan rugs or Afghan carpets are hand-woven rugs traditionally made in Afghanistan. Afghan rugs are mostly assembled in northern and western Afghanistan by various ethnic groups but mainly by Turkmen. One of the most exotic and distinctive of all oriental rugs is the Shindand or Adraskan (named after local Afghan towns), woven in the Herat Province of western Afghanistan. Having strangely elongated human and animal designs are their signature look. Carpets can be sold across Afghanistan with most of them based in Mazar-e Sharif.