Kurdish Rug 05

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Material: Wool
Size: 4’8” x 6’10”
Origin: Iraq region


This rug, dating back to the late 19th century, is a Jaff or Sanjabi Kurdish rug from the Iraq region. It features classic hexagonal guls surrounded by birdheads. The main border is filled with diamond lozenges. The rug stands out for its exquisite colours and velvety feel.

Tribal carpets are typically made by nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes from various parts of the world. Their designs are different from modern, commercial carpets, in that they are mostly raw, abstract and somewhat naïve. Typically, women weave the carpets without a set design in mind during the weaving process, which results in the variations in the patterns, and the irregular shapes of the carpets. These “perfect imperfections” are the delicate nuances, that add to the beauty of each one-of-a-kind handwoven carpet. Every tribal carpet has a unique story that comes from weaver’s thoughts and expressions. Elements like flowers, plants, human beings, birds, and animals such as dogs, sheep and camels often feature, giving a base to the storyline.