Geometric Tribal & Village Oriental Rugs

Scattered throughout the rug producing countries of the Middle East are numerous tribal groups of various ethnic origins, the remnants of various historic migrations or incursions. From Turkey to Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Turkic and other tribal groups include Yuruks, Kurds, Uzbeks, Belouchi and others. Nomadism is virtually gone but there are still some semi nomadic groups; others have become sedentary villagers living in rural areas. Some of their weavings are geometric in design and others create VILLAGE RUGS with stylized floral rectilinear designs.

In this weaving discipline there is no preplanned design. This allows the weavers, largely women, to exercise their own creativity which adds individuality and charm. This is all the more remarkable because they carry the designs in their heads! There is a continued cultural inheritance and integrity in these rugs and as such many are at the level of folk art. These are for the most part small productions, non-commercial in nature, which do not appear in the market frequently. We never know if we will be able to replace what we sell, making these unique rugs eminently collectable.

For more information, see our post on tribal and nomadic rugs.