12683 Long Vintage Kurdish Herki Carpet Runner Rug 79x380cm (2.7 x 12.5½ft)

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Long vintage Kurdish Herki runner rug (also known by their tribal origin as “Hartushi”) - these are fabulous semi antique tribal rugs from the Kurdish heartland of the Eastern Turkish/Iraqi border and they don't come up often. This long heavy duty hallway runner measures approx 79x380cm (2.7 x 12.5½ft) excluding any tassels - we love this runner, the colours a superb and although this rug is woven in 99% wool the bright colours in some elements of the motifs are woven in bright coloured cotton - this gives a completely different look in that cotton stays bright and changes less over time so that's why the bright detail is still so bright, making a real feature of some of those symbols!  NOTE: this rug has a small patch of missing pile on one of the corners as show in the images - this isnt something we were worried about when we purchased it, it is so stunning in any event ! See more about Rug Motifs, Symbols & Meaning here.

Herki Kurds are actually part of a much greater Kurdish population. The Kurds are made up of a number of clans, tribes, and tribal confederations, many of which have been in existence for thousands of years. These long runners come from the southern part of the Hakkari mountains and are normally woven in long wide sizes, have small borders and large dramatic medallions running through the centre. These are great substantial solid rugs that will last many years! They often have Abrash (variations in tone or intensity of colour which usually occurs as a result of the use of different dye wool batches). Typically these hallway corridor rugs would have wool warps and wefts, they use good strong wool that takes dyeing well. They are quite thickly woven with strong selvedges (edges) - made to last with lots of charm and character! For information on our Rug, Carpet and Kilim Underlays Look Here.

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