(Posted on 01/05/19)
Kurds Antique Rugs
Kurdish Rugs are woven throughout Persia (Iran), but more so in the central northwestern mountainous regions. Although all were initially from the same origin, the Kurds migrated to all areas of Iran and established colonies and tribes from the west to the east, and from the north to the south. Traces of Kurdish people can now be seen in all the provinces of the nation. They helped form a great portion of the population. They then formed other tribes with different names, but their roots were still Kurdish. The Kurdish presence has therefore had a great influence in the design and style of Persian carpet making. A few of the Kurdish tribes of the western regions include the Herki, Senjabi, Gurani, Jaffid, and Kalhors. A few major Kurdish carpet producing centers are Senneh, Bidjar, and the district of Khamseh. Some other Kurdish villages and districts that produce rugs are Borchelu, Goltogh, Khoi, Koliai, Lylyan, Mousel, Nanadj, Songhore, Touserkan, and Zagheh. The Kurds are well established and historic semi-nomadic and/or nomadic peoples of Iran who date back thousands of years. Many other major rug producing centers of Iran, such as Hamadan, Lorestan, or even Arak show obvious traces of Kurdish influence. Sometimes they incorporate the style and techniques of the Turkish people of Iran, who are also very widespread. The Kurds are a very peaceful and gentle group who prefer their simple nomadic lives to the frustrations of the modern technological world.