In Afghanistan, the art of making carpets has been prominent for centuries and Afghan carpets have certain prints that make them unique to Afghanistan. For centuries, the art of carpet making has been prominent in Afghanistan. Turkmen and some Uzbeks are famous for making distinctive Afghan rugs, characterised by parallel rows of geometric figures on a dark red ground. Many other patterns also exist. Buluchis are well known producers of prayer rugs and carpets made of wool, using a blend of dark colours. For bridal trousseaus (the cloth in which the bride wraps her clothes and other personal possessions), a variety of beautiful embroideries are made.