Shabby Chic Antique Tribal Design Persian Kurdish Area Rug #49150, Rug Type: Persian Rug, Weaving Date: 1920’s – This elegant Kurdish rug uses a warm palette with relatively united colors to draw the viewer’s attention to the details within. Angular lines dominate the background and foreground, and the presence of the strong borders create a graceful transition to the motifs at the front of the Persian rug’s core.
Creamy beige tones create necessary points of contrast against the lighter and darker instances of grapefruit red. Blue and black tones are present as well, breaking up the warm spaces within while adding more personality to the various points of contact throughout, such as at the very center, where five diamonds gracefully move down the length of the antique rug.
The Kurdish tribes are thought to have inhabited a 140,000 square mile region in western Iraq since before the time of Christ. They were originally nomadic tribes and mountain shepherds, but some of them later settled down to become farmers. Regardless of their lifestyle, their women have always created some of the most beautiful and vividly colored rugs of the region. This gorgeous piece was created by Kurdish weavers in the 1920’s.
Many times, contemporary designers will begin by placing the rug in the room, and then build the rest of the design around it. This antique rug exudes a rustic quality and has an elegant appeal for creating a space that is sophisticated and refined. It has a soft look and shows the skill of practiced hands. This is an wonderful piece for the collector or any interior space. This tribal shabby chic rug is a beautiful example of the work of the Kurdish tribes and the culmination of thousands of years of tradition. It is destined to be a cherished piece in your home.