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. 27236
Persia, Circa 1930
5 ft. 2 in. x 7 ft. 7 in.
1.57 m x 2.31 m
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4 ft. 7 in. x 8 ft. 5 in.
1.40 m x 2.57 m
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No. 26282
Persia, Circa 1950
2 ft. 7 in. x 3 ft. 6 in.
0.79 m x 1.07 m
$1,125
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No. 26287
Persia, Circa 1970
1 ft. 1 in. x 3 ft.
0.33 m x 0.91 m
$825
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No. 26530
Persia, Circa 1900
5 ft. 6 in. x 8 ft. 11 in.
1.68 m x 2.72 m
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No. 25687
Persia, Circa 1970
1 ft. 1 in. x 1 ft. 2 in.
0.33 m x 0.36 m
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No. 26266
Persia, Circa 1950
3 ft. 3 in. x 7 ft. 7 in.
0.99 m x 2.31 m
$1,625
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No. 22792
Persia, Circa 1930
3 ft. x 6 ft. 10 in.
0.91 m x 2.08 m
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No. 26025
Persia, 1910
1 ft. 7 in. x 2 ft. 3 in.
0.48 m x 0.69 m
$1,250
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No. 27072
Persia, Circa 1940
4 ft. 5 in. x 13 ft. 1 in.
1.35 m x 3.99 m
$3875
$3,100
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No. 22269
Persia, Circa 1910
3 ft. 5 in. x 5 ft. 7 in.
1.04 m x 1.70 m
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No. 21458
Persia, Circa 1910
3 ft. 2 in. x 4 ft. 4 in.
0.97 m x 1.32 m
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No. 21540
Persia, Circa 1920
2 ft. 3 in. x 4 ft. 4 in.
0.69 m x 1.32 m
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No. 21532
Persia, Circa 1920
3 ft. 6 in. x 6 ft. 8 in.
1.07 m x 2.03 m
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No. 26323
Persia, Circa 1980
3 ft. 6 in. x 11 ft. 6 in.
1.07 m x 3.51 m
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No. 21537
Persia, Circa 1910
3 ft. 11 in. x 6 ft. 4 in.
1.19 m x 1.93 m
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No. 25301
Persia, Circa 1920
2 ft. 11 in. x 6 ft. 9 in.
0.89 m x 2.06 m
$4,625
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No. 22032
Persia, Circa 1910
3 ft. 2 in. x 5 ft.
0.97 m x 1.52 m
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No. 24486
Persia, Circa 1920
4 ft. 6 in. x 5 ft. 1 in.
1.37 m x 1.55 m
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No. 23290
Persia, Circa 1910
2 ft. 10 in. x 8 ft. 11 in.
0.86 m x 2.72 m
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No. 22599
Persia, Circa 1920
3 ft. 2 in. x 6 ft. 4 in.
0.97 m x 1.93 m
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No. 20769
Persia, Circa 1920
3 ft. 7 in. x 9 ft.
1.09 m x 2.74 m
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No. 22287
Persia, 1935
1 ft. 5 in. x 8 ft. 10 in.
0.43 m x 2.69 m
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No. 25316
Persia, Circa 1950
2 ft. 11 in. x 15 ft. 2 in.
0.89 m x 4.62 m
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No. 25361
Persia, Circa 1890
3 ft. 1 in. x 15 ft. 11 in.
0.94 m x 4.85 m
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No. 24485
Persia, 1925
3 ft. 8 in. x 13 ft. 4 in.
1.12 m x 4.06 m
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No. 22339
Persia, 1920
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, 1910
2 ft. 10 in. x 5 ft. 8 in.
0.86 m x 1.73 m
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No. 25054
Persia, Circa 1970
3 ft. 3 in. x 6 ft. 5 in.
0.99 m x 1.96 m
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