• Iran Kurdish Village Carpet
  • Iran Kurdish Village Carpet

Persian Kurdish Bijar Floral Rug – 9 ft. 4 in. by 5 ft. 1 in.


Heavy Kurdish Village Medallion Rug on Black Field with Floral Display!

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Old vintage Kurdish tribal rug woven in Iran.

The rug is in excellent overall condition for its age with little signs of wear on the wool pile. A little out of square, which is common in old village carpets. Small invisible repair on one end.

The rug has thick wool pile, very sturdy, and can be placed in a high foot traffic area of the home.

Kurdish weavers have maintained their traditions, producing high quality tribal pieces that are eye-catching, distinctive, and durable.

Wool pile on cotton warp and weft. 1960s. Last photo with Morgan silver dollar shows the backside.

The exact size is 9 ft. 4 in. by 5 ft. 1 in.

Kurdish tribal groups are settled near Bijar and also close to Songhur in Kermanshah Province of Northwest Iran. They weave carpets similar to Persian Hamadan rugs in that they are often single weft in structure with cotton for warp and weft. Typically, they display geometric designs although medallion and stylized floral carpets are also woven.

The majority of the population in Iran is of Persian origin but there are a number of sizable minorities. One of these groups are the Kurds who live mainly in the western parts of the country in the provinces of Kurdistan, Zanjan and Kermanshah.

Traditionally, they were nomads but today most are settled, practicing agriculture, ranching and stock raising. The men wear distinctive outfits that include baggy pants and a wide belt. Roughly 5 million Kurds live in Iran, and large Kurdish areas are also found in eastern Turkey and western Iraq.

Kurdish village carpets are often attributed to the Kolyai tribe or to the town of Songhur. Other carpets woven by the Kurds, especially antiques, are often labeled as Bidjar or Senneh rugs.

Shipping will be $43 within the continental U.S. Or free pickup in Tucson, AZ.

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