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Antique Kurdish runner

Circa 1890
387 × 88 cm 12’8” x 2’10”
£4,500
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Description

A lovely all over lattice design antique Kurdish runner, woven around 1890 in and in overall nice condition.  With a rarer ivory main ground colour, the natural dyes of soft red, pink and green are wonderful and faded. Coming from the Caucasus and the Kurdish weavers of the North-West of Persia, a decorative antique runner ideal for a corridor or hall.

Woven in a loom in the ground, these were often taken up when the Kurd weavers would move onto pastures new.  When laid flat on the floor with our underlay it would and a lot of charm to a space.

Visit our barn showroom in Crondall, Surrey, we are open Monday to Saturday by appointment.  Or allow us to visit you with this antique runner so you can trial it at home by requesting a home visit.

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Kurdish rug weavers were mainly woman who adapted and experimented with neighbouring weaving designs and used them in their own carpets. Nomadic rugs of the Kurds of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus used often primitive designs, whereas the the Kurdish Northwest Persia weavers used Caucasian designs of Kazak and Karabagh such as the diagonally striped field or bold geometric motifs.

Kurdish carpets are on the whole are coarse in comparison to the sophisticated rugs of Senneh, the capital of Kurdistan. The designs can be similar to that of Senneh, more often open in pattern and will use the ‘Boteh’ motifs or stylised flowers, ‘S’ Sun motifs or striped patterns such as on this runner.

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