Antique Kurdish Rug, Origin: Northwest Persia, Circa: 1880 –The field of this lovely little antique Kurdish rug is diminutive, consisting of one stylized blossom that is an excerpt of a larger allover Kurdish design. Pride of place is given to the lovely border of stylized flowerheads, derived from Turkish Ghiordes carpets. This antique rug offers an interesting example of the ties between Kurdish weaving in Persia and Anatolia or Turkey. The colors are rich and saturated with the vibrant reds, greens, blues and oranges for which Kurdish rugs are prized. These colors recur in the beautiful kilim end with its interlocking stepped pattern, nicely counterpointing the patterns of the field.