Size: 65cm x 87cm


Koliai rugs, also known as Kurdish Koliai rugs, are traditional hand-woven carpets crafted by Kurdish weavers, primarily in the Koliai region of Iran. These rugs are well-regarded for their robust construction, vibrant colours, and distinctive patterns. Here are some key features and characteristics of Koliai rugs:

Key Features:

  1. Materials:
    • Wool: High-quality wool is typically used for both the pile and the foundation, contributing to the rug’s durability and softness.
    • Natural Dyes: Traditional Koliai rugs often use natural dyes derived from plants, insects, and minerals, resulting in rich and enduring colours.
  2. Design and Patterns:
    • Geometric Patterns: Koliai rugs frequently feature geometric motifs, including medallions, diamonds, and other angular shapes.
    • Tribal Influences: The designs often reflect the Kurdish tribal heritage, incorporating motifs and symbols unique to the region.
    • Bold Colors: Common colors include deep reds, blues, greens, and browns, arranged in striking contrasts.
  3. Weaving Technique:
    • Hand-knotted: Each rug is meticulously hand-knotted, a process that can take months depending on the size and complexity of the design.
    • Dense Weave: The rugs are known for their dense and sturdy weave, which contributes to their longevity and resistance to wear.

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