Marvelous Mahal - 1900s Antique Kurdish Rug - Gallery Carpet - 5'11" x 11'11" ft.
Size: 5'11" x 11'11" ft.
Long mistaken as Northwest Persian or Caucasian village weaving of indeterminate type, antique Kurdish rugs and carpets have only recently come to be recognized for their distinctive sense of design and fine color. Many of those produced in the Sauj Bulagh region are extremely early, possibly dating before 1800. Kurdish rugs were produced in medallion patterns and more commonly in allover designs, either floral, Mina-Khani patterns, or geometric, like the so-called "Jaff" type. The color of Kurdish rugs is at times astounding, with transparent terracotta and burnt orange tones, gorgeous blues and greens, and vibrant saffron yellows. These color effects are greatly enhanced by the lustrous, silky wool that Kurdish weavers commonly used.
Fair condition! No stains, no odor. Sides and ends original. Medium low pile. Contains worn areas. As shown in pictures.