7'2" x 3'7" Antique Kurdish runner, circa 1910. Low, worn pile. Wool on wool foundation. Beautiful navy blue field with faded rusty reds, green and sky blue. The rich indigo navy field displays five stepped guls in green,soft madder red,navy and brown. Symbols include animals, combs, color samplers and hooked lozenges. The main ivory border shows the square Kurdish Kazak version of the crab design with details in various reds, green, teal, sand and navy.
The influence of the nearby Caucasus is apparent in the abstract geometric field pattern. The straw-sand inner border with simple reversing palmettes is more rustically Persia-nite. All the dyes are of natural origin.
The warp mixes cotton and wool,and there is a single weft between knot rows.There is end reduction and significant spot wear,but the piece is charming and authentic
Wear notes: none. Please see all photos.
Vintage rugs are made by hand over the course of months, sometimes years. Their imperfections and wear are evidence of the hard working human hands that made them and the generations of families that used them. Character marks may include repairs, low pile, asymmetry. More often than not, rugs are not perfectly straight. Please see all photos before purchasing. Color may appear different in a dark room or from screen to screen. We do our best to photograph the entire rug from all angles but if you would like additional photos, please do not hesitate to ask. Video may help as well and we are happy to provide. Rugs are washed prior to being photographed.