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Title:

Kurdish Rug

East Anatolia

Size:

40” x 139”

Circa:

1880

Cat. #:

371

Description:

The design of this rug is classic and traditionally attributed to the Kurds of East Anatolia.

 

There is a slight ‘Kurdish Curve’ at one end suggesting that the tribal group to which the weaver belonged was, to some degree, nomadic.

 

Visual structure and design continuity is provided by the sectioning of the design elements in the field.

 

Some Kurdish rugs with this field design are sectioned; others are not.

 

The colors are brilliant and are derived from all natural dye sources.

 

Condition:     Excellent.

Structure:
Warps:

The warps are primarily of natural mid-brown wool. A smaller number consists of natural dark brown wool plied with black goat hair. There is no warp displacement (depression).

 
Wefts:

Wool, natural dark brown. There are primarily two, occasionally three, wefts between each row of knots.

 
Knots:
Symmetrical.
 
Sides:

Warps are bundled into two cords and wrapped with blue and orange-red wool.

 
Ends:

The original ends have been lost. Each end is stabilized to prevent loss of pile.

   
Handle: Heavy.
Price:

On Request

Literature:

The Chicago Rug Society, Mideast Meets Midwest, Ethnographic Rugs of Midwest Collections, plate # 49 at page 132.

Broggemann and Bohmer, Rugs of the Peasants and Nomads of Anatolia, plate # 114.

 
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