|RUG 3 - MY ATTRIBUTION
|First of all, the spontaneity and the strong
character of this Caucasian-like design with its many faulty executions, full of stylized
animals and geometric flowers, led me to think it was woven by Kurds. They are mostly
concentrated in Kurdistan and spread along the northern Iranian border, where they
remained semi-nomadic for a long time. The characteristic zigzag meandering design of the borders points to the Kurds of Khorassan as does the
color, especially the tomato red, gold yellow, blue and white. Finally, the
structure is consistent with this attribution.
Kurds of Khorassan came from eastern Turkey and Karabagh
in the 16th century, so similarities in design are not surprising (Jenny Housego)
My attribution is Kurdish
Khorassan, northeast Persia.
Do you agree or disagree?