Ghoochan / Quchan Rugs

Examples of Ghoochan / Quchan Rugs & Carpets

Ghoochan rugs can look very much like Caucasian Rugs and others can be mistaken for Baluch Rugs. Ghoochan or Quchan is an important collection point for Kurdish and Afshar tribal and village rugs. The rugs share designs with Northwest and Caucasian Kurdish Rugs and Afshar.

Abbas Safavi (Shah Abbas the Great) ruled Iran from 1588 - 1629 at the beginning of his reign Persia was in serious danger. The Ottoman Turks had taken Tabriz and most of Northwest Persia. Abbas Safavi Shah made a treaty with the Ottoman and Persia was forced to pay tribute. While on the eastern front the Uzbek came as far west as Mashad. Abbas used Kurds and Afshar to retake Mashad and gave those Afshar Turks and Kurdish mercenaries land in the Quchan area as a reward for service and as a line of defense against the Uzbek and their Turkmen vassals. The descendents of those Kurds and Afshar live in the Quchan area and produce rugs.



When we say Kuchon we are referring to a rug production area about equal to the pink area in the upper right corner between Ashkhabad and Mashhad. Keep in mind this is the Kurd map the Afshar occupy roughly the same area.

Examples:

Ghoochan Rugs Quchan Kurd Long Rug



This is an antique and particularly nice example of a Quchon Kurd rug. The soft red is a key identifier for old Quchan rugs.





A large, circa 1900, Quchan Kurd pile rug from North East Iran. The designs in this rug are related to West Persian Kurdish groups that moved from their ancestral homelands to Eastern Persia in the 17th century. Some of the design influences of the noble West Persian Bakthiari tribe are also represented in the borders. The Quchan Kurds primarily produced weavings only for their own utilitarian purposes, thus pile rugs of this type are very seldom available in the market. They are rarely seen outside of the tribal villages near Meshed. In addition to the colorful palette, note the large center medallion, the graphic imagery in the central fields and the dramatic ivory white borders. All natural dyes.




The Colonial Arts Goochan Kurd Rug



A large, circa 1900, Quchan Kurd pile rug from North East Iran. The designs in this rug are related to West Persian Kurdish groups that moved from their ancestral homelands to Eastern Persia in the 17th century. Some of the design influences of the noble West Persian Bakthiari tribe are also represented in the borders. The Quchan Kurds primarily produced weavings only for their own utilitarian purposes, thus pile rugs of this type are very seldom available in the market. They are rarely seen outside of the tribal villages near Meshed. In addition to the colorful palette, note the large center medallion, the graphic imagery in the central fields and the dramatic ivory white borders. All natural dyes.

Overall condition is excellent. This is a rare and wonderful example of antique tribal weaving.









RARE ANTIQUE PERSIAN KURDISH RUNNER, Quchan Area, Northern Khurasan Province, last quarter of the 19th century, and in excellent collector condition. Size: 4'-0" x 9'-9" (122 x 297 cm). A very rare interpretation of the "mina-khani" design for the Quchan Kurds taken from the neighboring Qara'i Baluch of Khurasan. The color palette is all 100% natural vegetal-dervived dye lots including deeply saturated indigo blues and a most lovely shade of green. 







6'7" X 4'5" Persian Goochan

Description:
SIZE: 6' 7" X 4' 5"

AGE: From the 1990s.

Construction: Hand-knotted and hand-woven wool on wool, wool pile and wool fringes, tribal GHOOCHAN rug from Afghanistan. Circa 1990s. Traditional GHOOCHAN design showing motifs and symbols of tribal life such as stars, tents, plants, flowers, animals, etc. The cornices of this carpet appear to have camels, elk, horses and others.

COLORS: Lovely lipstick coral medallion, navy and ivory fields and border, and many other lovely colors to discover, like emerald, rose, bronze, true blue, olive garnet and many more!




19th c Persian Ghoochan/Quchan Kurd Sofreh




This is a 19th century Persian Kurdish eating cloth or Sofreh. The Kurds are a linguistically distinct people who live in a place called divided between Iran, Iraq, and Turkey. There is
also a large body of Kurds who were Kurdistan. Today Kurdistan is moved to Quchan in of the Safavid border policy during Safavid times. Khorasan (Northeast Iran) as part

Structure: Tapestry weave with sumac.

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: Wool, Natural white, tan and brown.

Weft: Wool ground color.

Ends: (Reduced) Warp fringe.

Selvages: Plain.



Kurdish/Kordi Sofreh ca. 1920


Mixed technique. Complete; piled areas in perfect condition; small holes in the flat woven section.





Quchan region, Khorasan, north east Persia



Quchan Kurd part cotton rug early 20th c.



Pale blue areas piled in cotton. Note the inscription panel in main border top left.



Quchan Ghoochan Kuchan Afshar Rug









Brick Red Ghoochan Rug 


Brick Red Ghoochan Rug

Size (ft.): 3'11 x 5'0

Colors: Copper, Beige

Woven: Hand knotted

Foundation: Wool

Pile: Wool

Style: Ghoochan

Category: Tribal

Origin: Ghoochan Persian Rug

Age: Mature 10-20 years

Condition: Excellent



Ghoochan Rugs: Ghoochan Kilim

Ghoochan Rugs: Ghoochan Kilim

Size (ft.): 6'3 x 10'2

Colors: Purple, Light Rust

Woven: Flat Woven

Foundation: Cotton/Wool

Pile: No Pile

Style: Ghoochan

Category: Kelim

Origin: Ghoochan Persian Rug

Age: Aged 20-30 years

Condition: Excellent




Kurdish rug, Ghoochan / Quchan district about 1930


Kurdish rug, Ghoochan / Quchan district about 1930

Quchan district, Khorasan, north east Persia about 1930

8ft.5in. x 5ft.9in. 2.56m. x 1.75m.




Quchan Kurd sumak bag late 19th Century


Quchan Kurd sumak bag late 19th Century

Quchan Kurd sumak bag late 19th Century 12 x 12 (in) 31 x 31 (mm)



Quchan Kurd bag front last quarter 19th


Quchan Kurd bag front last quarter 19th

Region: West Asia, Persia, Northeast Persia, Quchan Kurd

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets/ Bags and Trappings

Period / Date: 19th century, last quarter (1875 - 1899)

Materials: all wool

Condition: Perfect










Quchan Kurd Bag Khorasan Province Late 19th C


Quchan Kurd Bag Khorasan Province Late 19th C

Size: 82cm(H) x 40cm(W) / 2'8"(H) x 1'4"(W)

Region: West Asia, Persia, Northeast Persia, Quchan Kurd

Item Type: Rugs and Carpets/ Bags and Trappings/ Bag

Period / Date: 19th century, late (1867 - 1899)

Materials: WOOL ON WOOL

Structure / Technique: PILE RUG

Condition: Good





















Quchon Kurd Soumak Bag Khorasan Province second quarter 20th C 


Quchon Kurd Soumak Bag Khorasan Province second quarter 20th C

Quchon Kurd Soumak Bag, Northeast Persia, second quarter 20th century, 3 ft. 6 in. x 2 ft. 4 in.
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