Kurdish rug

Kurdish rug
northwest Persia
circa 1900
Size: 285 x 148 cm

A very large proportion of west Persian rugs are made by Kurdish people the great majority of whom are nowadays settled. Kurdish towns such as Bidjar and Senneh are famous for their production of fine carpets in the 19th century .
Pieces such as this are rustic in character and though coarsely woven are quite spontaneous and dramatic in their design and colour. It features an unusual amount of a good light fast yellow in the field of striking boteh motifs and the border of eight-pointed stars.