This Kurdish rug was woven in northwest Iran during the first quarter of the 20th century. It features a shrub lattice design on a madder red field. The flowering shrub in lattice pattern, with directional flowers, is one of the most classic designs found in rugs from this region.
The inner border features a variation on the stars and leaves design, usually associated with Azerbaijan. The eight-pointed star is popular in Central and Northern Kurdistan, and is known as the Teshup-Zelan star. The outer border is of multicolored flowers on a brown ground, which is also known as a Zanbaqi design.
Kurdish weavers traditionally use bright colors, which mimic the bright colors of the plains and mountains encountered during migratory passages.
In good condition, with some wear throughout. The pile is low with a soft handle. The edges have been reinforced for longevity.