Kolyai Rugs

Examples of Persian Kolyai Rugs & Carpets

The city of Sonqur is primarily Kurdish city and is a collection point for Kolyai Kurdish rugs

The Kolyai are Sorani Kurd of the Southern Kurd group and are related to the Bijari (Garrusi) and the Arbili, Adaiani (Sanandaji), Khushnaw, Sulaymani, Pizhdar, Mukri, Warmawa, Garmiyani, Garrusi (Bijari), Kolya'i, Zangana, Kirmanshahi. The Kurdish People: an Analysis by language, geography, religion and ethnicity.

The Kolyai are one of the major Persian Kurdish tribes. The Kolyai produce a great many types of rugs and produce some of the best rugs from the Province of Hamadan.

Typical Kolyai Rug Construction

Kolyai Kurd Rug. Persia/Iran, 20th century. 20th century.

Size: 3 foot 4 inch by 5 foot 4 inch.

Structure: Symmetrical knot. 9 knots per horizontal inch and 11 knots per vertical inch. 99 per square inch (1534.5 per square decimeter)

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: 1 ply white cotton.

Weft: 1 shot red cotton.

Pile: 2 wool singles.

Ends: 1 inch plain weave and half-hitch knots with 1 inch warp fringe.

Selvages: Single cord overcastting red wool.

Handle: heavy, dense.

Kolyai Rugs use the Hamadan Rug Weave
hamadan rug weave
Single weft is called "Sennah Baft" or Hamadan weave. Here the wefts are rigid and the warps are sinuous. As you can see in the sketch the wefts are heavier than the warps. It is woven with symmetrical knots. Since there is only one shot of weft between each row of knots this shows every other warp which makes these rugs easy to spot.

Examples:

Persian Kolyai Kurd Rug

Persian Kolyai Kurd Rug
Kolyai Kurds make wonderful quality single wefted rug with great wool and sturdy construction. Very attractive thick pile rug new Persian. Great color!

Songur-Kolyai Kurdish Runner
Songur-Kolyai Kurdish Runner


 Persian Kolyai Kurd Rug
Persian Kolyai Kurd Rug

Kolyai Kurdish Rug Sonqur Persia/Iran, 20th century. 3 foot 6 inch by 4 foot 11 inch.
Structure: Symmetrical knot. 10 knots per horizontal inch and 13 knots per vertical inch. 130 per square inch (2015 per square decimeter)

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: 3 ply Cotton, white.

Weft: Cotton 1 shot. pink. Hamadan weave.

Pile: 2 Wool singles.

Ends: warp fringe.

Selvages: 2 cotton overcast with pink wool.

Further Notes: Thick meaty handle, very substantial rug in As new condition. No holes, tears, rips or low spots. Very long pile.


Kolyai Songhor Gallery Rug Kermanshah Province

Kolyai Songhor Gallery Rug Kermanshah Province









Koliai Carpet 

Koliai Carpet

Size (ft.): 5'3 x 9'9

Colors: Copper, Blue-Navy

Woven: Hand knotted

Foundation: Cotton

Pile: Wool

Style: Hamadan

Category: Tribal

Origin: Koliai Persian Rug

Age: Mature 10-20 years

Condition: Excellent



Koliai Rug

Koliai Rug

Size (ft.): 6'2 x 8'10

Colors: Beige, Red

Woven: Hand knotted

Foundation: Cotton

Pile: Wool

Style: Koliai

Category: Tribal

Origin: Koliai Persian Rug

Age: Mature 10-20 years

Condition: Good Historically Revived



Unusual Koliai Carpet


Unusual Koliai Carpet

Size (ft.): 6'7 x 10'6

Colors: Brown, Red

Woven: Hand knotted

Foundation: Cotton

Pile: Wool

Style: Koliai

Category: Tribal

Origin: Koliai Persian Rug

Age: 0-10 years

Condition: Excellent



Koliai Rugs: Unusual Koliai Carpet


Koliai Rugs: Unusual Koliai Carpet

Size (ft.): 6'10 x 9'6

Colors: Brown, Blue-Navy

Woven: Hand knotted

Foundation: Cotton

Pile: Wool

Style: Koliai

Category: Tribal

Origin: Koliai Persian Rug

Age: 0-10 years

Condition: Excellent

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