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Persian Kurdish Diamond Medallion Rug on Blue and Tan Field — 9 ft. 4 in. by 4 ft. 10 in.


Superb Kurdish tribal rug woven in Iran and featuring 4 serrated medallions on a blue and tan (camel wool) field.

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Superb Kurdish tribal rug woven in Iran and featuring 4 serrated medallions on a blue and tan (camel wool) field.

The rug is in fantastic overall condition with no signs of wear. Aside from medallions, the carpet displays birds and tree-of-life designs.

Kurdish weavers often choose dark field colors with bold highlights; they have maintained their traditions, producing high quality tribal pieces that are eye-catching, distinctive, and durable.

Wool pile on cotton warp and weft. 1970s. Serene color palette.

The size is 9 ft. 4 in.  by 4 ft. 10 in.

Very solid and well crafted rug that could be used in a high foot traffic area of the home.

Many Kurdish tribal weavers are located in an area near Songhur in Kermanshah Province of northwest Iran. They weave carpets somewhat similar to Persian Hamadan rugs in that they are often single weft in structure with cotton for warp and weft, and display geometric designs. Occasionally double weft Kolyai carpets are woven although usually these are in larger sizes.

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 and stock farming.

The men wear distinctive outfits that include baggy pants and a wide belt. About five million Kurds live in Iran and large Kurdish areas can also be 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 is $43 within the continental U.S. Or possible free pickup near Stockton – Sacramento – San Andreas – East Bay Area with prior arrangement.

Please email me with questions or to arrange purchase. Thank you.


(KU0126     O71)