Kurdish Rugs, Persia

The Kurds are a distinct ethnic group, speaking their own ancient language, Kurdish, and are presently distributed across areas of northwest Iran, northeast Iraq, Syria, eastern Turkey and Armenia. In some areas they constitute the majority or totality of the population, while in others they form significant minorities. The Kurds have been in the region since recorded history began. They are the Medes of the Greek historian Herodotus in the fifth century BC and were one of the satrapal (vassal) peoples of the Achaemenian Empire. They were promised their own state in the Treaty of Versailles, but have never been united into a single sovereign geopolitical entity.

Their wide dispersal has given rise to a number of distinct weaving areas: Northern Kurdistan from Kars to Lake Urumia; Central Kurdistan around Kirkuk; Eastern Kurdistan from Suj Bulagh to Senneh; Southern Kurdistan including Hamadan and Mosul; Western Kurdistan centered around Diyarbekir; and an outpost in Khorassan around Quchan. Each area weaves carpets with their own characteristics and the districts are by no means homogeneous in their productions. There is as much variety within each as between them.

All antique Kurdish rugs, no matter what their geographic origin are symmetrically (Turkish) knotted. That is about all of their commonality. [...]

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No. 25614
Persia, 1930
3 ft. 1 in. x 7 ft. 10 in.
0.94 m x 2.39 m
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No. 27072
Persia, 1940
4 ft. 5 in. x 13 ft. 1 in.
1.35 m x 3.99 m
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No. 22269
Persia, 1910
3 ft. 5 in. x 5 ft. 7 in.
1.04 m x 1.70 m
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No. 21458
Persia, 1910
3 ft. 2 in. x 4 ft. 4 in.
0.97 m x 1.32 m
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No. 21540
Persia, 1920
2 ft. 3 in. x 4 ft. 4 in.
0.69 m x 1.32 m
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3 ft. 11 in. x 6 ft. 11 in.
1.19 m x 2.11 m
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1.07 m x 2.03 m
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1.07 m x 3.51 m
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3 ft. 11 in. x 6 ft. 4 in.
1.19 m x 1.93 m
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No. 25301
Persia
2 ft. 11 in. x 6 ft. 9 in.
0.89 m x 2.06 m
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No. 25212
Persia
2 ft. 7 in. x 2 ft. 7 in.
0.79 m x 0.79 m
$1,125
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No. 25895
Persia
2 ft. 3 in. x 8 ft. 5 in.
0.69 m x 2.57 m
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No. 22032
Persia
3 ft. 2 in. x 5 ft.
0.97 m x 1.52 m
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No. 23290
Persia
2 ft. 10 in. x 8 ft. 11 in.
0.86 m x 2.72 m
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3 ft. 2 in. x 6 ft. 4 in.
0.97 m x 1.93 m
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No. 20769
Persia
3 ft. 7 in. x 9 ft.
1.09 m x 2.74 m
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No. 25327
Persia
2 ft. x 2 ft. 1 in.
0.61 m x 0.64 m
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No. 22287
Persia
1 ft. 5 in. x 8 ft. 10 in.
0.43 m x 2.69 m
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2 ft. 11 in. x 15 ft. 2 in.
0.89 m x 4.62 m
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3 ft. 8 in. x 13 ft. 4 in.
1.12 m x 4.06 m
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No. 22339
Persia
2 ft. 10 in. x 16 ft. 6 in.
0.86 m x 5.03 m
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2 ft. 11 in. x 5 ft. 11 in.
0.89 m x 1.80 m
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No. 21158
Persia
2 ft. 10 in. x 5 ft. 8 in.
0.86 m x 1.73 m
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3 ft. 6 in. x 6 ft. 8 in.
1.07 m x 2.03 m
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3 ft. 3 in. x 6 ft. 5 in.
0.99 m x 1.96 m
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No. 24883
Persia
4 ft. x 10 ft. 4 in.
1.22 m x 3.15 m
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No. 24452
Persia
2 ft. 7 in. x 4 ft. 8 in.
0.79 m x 1.42 m
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4 ft. 1 in. x 14 ft. 11 in.
1.24 m x 4.55 m
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4 ft. x 15 ft. 8 in.
1.22 m x 4.78 m
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4 ft. 10 in. x 14 ft. 2 in.
1.47 m x 4.32 m
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