Savjbulak rug

Savjbulak rug
from northern Persia
late 19th century
Size: 240 x 124 cm

A very large proportion of west Persian rugs are made by Kurdish people the great majority of whom are nowadays settled.
Such rugs made by tribal nomads in the very north of Persia or possibly the southern Caucasus are often attributed to the township of Savjbulak or Jaffa tribes. They possess great spontaneity and vitality in their design and colour often resembling Kazak rugs from the Caucasus.