Kurdish Rug 08

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Material: Wool
Size: 4’2” x 9’
Origin: Northwest Persia


Created in the late 19th century, this is an elegant kelleh or long rug from the north Persian Kurdish enclaves. The midnight blue field of the carpet is decorated with a systematic array of flowers in bloom. The central panel is surrounded by three borders containing additional rosettes. 

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.