This Kurdish runner was handwoven during the first quarter of the 20th century (1900-1925) in Eastern Turkey.
This unique piece features a central field of disproportionate octagonal medallions with strips of random patterning running along the length of the rug. The primary colors displayed are black, copper, ivory, light blue, and pink/purple. What makes this piece truly special is the unmistakable human touch. Within its wonkiness, asymmetry, and seeming randomness an incredible organic movement is created. A real piece of work.
Wear is consistent with age. The pile is low, with a sturdy handle.