Antique Kurdish Village Rug


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Antique Kurdish Village Rug

Origin: Iran/Persian
Design: Kurdish
Pile: Wool on wool
Size: 3'7 x 6'5"
Dyes: Vegetal
Age: Antique

Design Considerations

Beautiful, wool on wool construction, likely all vegetal dyes, rare single weft Antique Kurdish Rug. Possibly late 1800s. Very pretty rug with an array of classically interpreted Kurdish motifs dramatically presented on an indigo field. Highly light reactive.

One of the great authorities on rugs, Murray Eiland said, "If we were to designate a fifth major category of oriental rug, there would be convincing arguments that Kurdish weavers are an entity in themselves... Nevertheless, judging by by the variety of patterns and techniques, by their large output for probably many centuries, and by the quality of their best pieces, the Kurds should certainly rank among the most imaginative and prolific of weavers."

The beauty of this rug certainly reinforces his expert opinion. Previous owner had hung rug; loops still attached.

Thank you.