Persian Kordi rugs are from the Quchan area in Khorassan Province of NE Iran – so have the long stapled, silky wool which Kurdish rugs are renowned for. Unlike their cousins in the NW of Iran these Kurdish weavers, forcibly transplanted centuries ago, use the Turcoman influenced geometric designs of repeating motifs. These are tribal shields or gulls (the u with two dots over it) . This rug shows the clear bands of ‘abrash’ where the dyes in different wool batches have reacted to light in differing ways and show light and dark. This is one of the charms of an older rug!