Kurdish Herki 'kelleigh' long carpet from N. Iraq (495 x 233cm)

£ 3,600.00

495 x 233 cm  //  16ft 3" x 7ft 8"

Such Kurdish rugs from Northern Iraq were probably never intended for bazaar commerce. The unusually large example having been made on a domestic narrow loom rather than a workshop. They are typically course but nevertheless robust with excellent lustrous wool band thus rather distintive. Such carpets were hardly known in the west until comparative recent times.

• early 20th C

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