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3’6″ x 6’1″ East Anatolian Kurd; late 19th century, East Anatolia The Kurds are a widely dispersed group geographically, and their patterns, construction, and colors vary accordingly.  Compare this rug…

3’2″ x 5’9″ Meshed Baluch; late 19th century, Northeast Persia (Khorasan Province) Produced in Northeast Persia, most of these rugs display a blue field. This mina khani field design  is…

3’7″ x 6′ Afshar; c. 1900, Southwest Persia The Afshar are a tribe of Turkic origin which produce rugs in South-Central Persia.  Like many nomadic rugs,  special attention is paid…

4’4″x6’11” Qashqai Rug, c. 1900, Southwest Iran The Qashqai Confederacy of tribes is the most famous weaving group in Southwest Persia.  Two great references on rugs from this area are:…