Savjbulak rug

Savjbulak rug
northern Persia
late 19th century
Size: 218 x 140 cm

Another fascinating old kurdish rug made by nomads from the very northwest of Persia. These pieces possess truly great qualities of vitality and spontaneity often resembling rugs from the Caucasus.
There are, however, fundamental differences in the scale of design and more particularly in the palette. Rugs from the Caucasus tend to display bolder designs and more contrasting primary colours including ivory. These Savjbulak pieces, whilst retaining an exquisitely vibrant palette, tend towards the more harmonious secondary and tertiary tones of old Turkish rugs often with very little contrasting ivory.