Lustrous wool rugs produced by Kurdish weavers in the northwestern area of Persia and the Iranian Kurdistan. Kurdish rugs are characterized by their bright colors: transparent terra cotta, burnt orange, deep cobalt, and vibrant saffron yellow. Antique Kurdish rugs feature curvilinear shrubs, Herati motifs, Memling guls, and florals. Their style ranges from formal to whimsical. Neighboring weavers have absorbed patterns used in Kurdish designs to become part of the larger culture.

Previous Article Next Article
back to top