Rare and Magnificent Antique Tribal Persian Kurdish Gallery Size Runner Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1900 – The tribal antique Kurdish rugs are some of the most whimsical and facinating antique Persian rugs. These wonderful antique area rugs tend to feature colors that are a bit out of the box and unexpected. This area rug styles is rooted tribal history but as you can see, many these tribal design area rugs, like this lovely example right here, still retain a certain feel of child like innocence and folk art appeal that makes them truly unique and spectacular examples of textile art.
Since these types of area rugs were mostly woven on the move by nomadic and semi nomadic people, it is not surprising that we tend to find them as either small scatter size, hallway runner rugs or gallery size rugs. That is because they simply could not mount very wide carpet weaving looms for fear that they could not handle the weight and would break along the way.
This specific tribal antique Kurdish gallery size rug is unusually symmetrical for area rugs woven by Kurdish people. The light colored rows of small geometric flowers in the field area beautifully juxtaposed against a lighter neutral color. These floral patterns in the field are unexpectedly broken up by two smaller floating diamond patterns in blue that were probably meant to serve as protective design elements against the evil eye.
For people who are looking to buy area rugs for the home, and need to source area rugs that are long and narrow, may find it tricky. But luckily, you have this tribal and whimsical antique Persian Kurdish gallery size rug that features a facinating more modern feel border, magnificent colors and is more unusual as an option for your project or personal home decor.