Antique handmade oversized carpet #43831 Kurdistan Iran 19.8 x 8.6 feet
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|Country of Origin:
||19.8 x 8.6 ft
||floral / allover
More about the provenance Kurdistan | Iran
Kurdistan is an ethnical geographic term and not a real state. It describes the area, which is mainly inhabited by Kurds. Mainly it consists of the mountainous borderlands between Iran, Irak, Syria, Turkey reaching into South West Caucasia. The quality and value of the Kurdish rugs can only be assessed according to the individual provenances. In general the Kurdish rug is a rustic, strong woolen rug, mostly with dark color tones, geometric designs and simplified floral patterns.
This Kurdistan has a "Herati" or "Mahi" design (has its origin in Herat, ca. 16th century, short for "Mahi to Hos" meaning "fish in the pond"). A rosette is surrounded by a rhombus which is again surrounded by four bent leaves. The name "Mahi" meaning "fish" was given to this design because the leaves resemble swimming fish.