This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance

To be exhibited at

BADA 2020

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About the object

A vivid and interesting tribal antique Kurdish rug woven with an un-dyed camel hair main background colour, this is a weaving trait of the Kurdish weavers who used wool from their herds. These tribal rugs used this un-dyed wool often as a background tone along with vibrant saturated natural dyes.  The colour palette is quite wonderful along with the geometric diamond motifs with stylised flowers.  We love the symmetry of this rug, with one row of 4 small white flowers across the middle of the rug balancing the 12 varying colourful diamond designs either side of them.  The border design consists of stylised S symbols a tribal motif often found in early tribal weavings.

These tribal Persian rugs were generally woven in or around the Zagros Mountains area of Northwestern Persia by the Lurs people. These Persian carpets are beautiful tribal art, often primitive but have wonderful designs and colours.  Kurdish rug weavers were mainly woman who adapted and experimented with neighbouring weaving designs and used them in their own carpets. Nomadic rugs of the Kurds of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus used often primitive designs, whereas the the Kurdish Northwest Persia weavers used Caucasian designs of Kazak and Karabagh such as the diagonally striped field or bold geometric motifs.

Please contact us to request a home visit to try this beautiful antique tribal rug in-situ at a convenient day and time to suit you. If you would like to view hundreds of antique rugs, please do come and visit our barn showroom in Crondall, Surrey.


210 x 155 cm

Condition report

In wonderful original condition with a high wool pile and great natural dyes. An excellent tribal rug washed and ready to the floor.

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