Fabulous vintage Kurdish tribal rug woven in Persia by the Kolyai tribe.
The rug is in great condition with very little signs of wear. The color changes in the field are abrash (variegation in the wool dye batches) and are not due to fading, wear, etc. Skilled weavers use abrash to create a painterly effect on a carpet.
This is a solid carpet and can be used in a high foot traffic area of the home.
Overall, the colors are primarily brown and tan earth-tones, but the carpet also displays a lovely mix of vivid reds, blue, green, and salmon to complement the other colors.
The primary motif is a repeating hexagonal mesh field. This brown lace pattern is a traditional design that look like a honeycomb. Antique Kolyai rugs often show the same motif.
Kurdish weavers have kept their traditions, producing high quality tribal pieces that are distinctive, durable, and beautiful.
Wool pile on cotton warp and weft. 1970s. The size is 9 ft. 8 in. by 5 ft. 2 in.
The last photo with coin shows the backside of the carpet.
Shipping is $34 within the continental U.S.
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