Sauj Bulaq Kurdish Rugs

We call the rugs of modern day Mahabad Sauj Bulaq which can be called a variety of names including: Sauj Bulaq, Sauj Bulagh, Sautschbulag, Sautchbulag, "Proto" Kurdish in the Marketplace as well as "Sawj Bulaq".

Sauj Bulaq is now Mahabad

"The third area in Iranian Kurdistan well known to rug scholars is Sauj Bulaq, now Mahabad. The nineteenth-century rugs attributed to Sauj Bulaq were probably woven in nearby tribal areas. Over the years the weaving traditions in the region have changed, causing confusion regarding the proper description of these rugs as to structure and design. Those of the nineteenth century were noted for their lustrous wool and deep colours, and fields full of every type of Kurdish device within an overall design derived from classical carpets."

Examples:


An early Antique Sauj Bulag Rug

An early Antique Sauj Bulag Rug





Mid 19th c. Sautchbulag Rug


Mid 19th c. Sautchbulag Rug

Origin: North West Persia, Azerbaidjan, mid 19th c.

Size: ca. 236 x 136 cm

Notes

Brown centre partly corroded and re-knotted; sides expertly restored. Outer border replaced at both ends.






Sautchbulag Rug Shahsavan Long Rug mid 19th


Sautchbulag Rug Shahsavan Long Rug mid 19th

Origin: Northwest Persia, Azerbaidschan, mid 19th century

Size: ca. 334 x 106 cm

Notes on Condition

An obviously very old rug of this type with particularly nice colors, most probably the work of a Shahsavan weaver. – Ends and sides restored, a few re-knotted places, altogether in good condition.






Kurdish kelleh, possibly Sautchbulag Rug late 19th


Kurdish kelleh, possibly Sautchbulag Rug late 19th

north west Persia late 19th century, 17ft.6in. x 7ft.8in. 5.34m. x 2.34m.

Slight wear at base, reduced in length by cut through base of field.






Sautchbulag Rug dated 1845 


Sautchbulag Rug dated 1845

Origin: Northwest Persia, Kurdistan, dated 1260 AH = 1845 AD

Size: approx. 236 x 103 cm

Notes on Condition

Good condition with high pile, glossy wool and pleasant colors.






Sautchbulag Rug Shahsavan Long Rug mid 19th


Sautchbulag Rug Shahsavan Long Rug mid 19th

Origin: Northwest Persia, Azerbaidschan, mid 19th century

Size: ca. 334 x 106 cm

Notes on Condition

An obviously very old rug of this type with particularly nice colors, most probably the work of a Shahsavan weaver. – Ends and sides restored, a few re-knotted places, altogether in good condition.






Sautschbulag Rug late 19th


Sautschbulag Rug late 19th

Origin: Northwest Persia, Azerbaidschan, late 19th century

Size: ca. 186 x 101 cm

Notes on Condition

Except for a few restored places in good condition with the original shirazi. Pile partly low; minute losses to ends.





Sauj Bulaq Kilim Early 20th C


Sauj Bulaq Kilim Early 20th C

Sauj Baluq area of West Persia.

Early 20th century. Wool. 4'4" x 11'2."

Interlocked tapestry with scattered brocade motifs. Weft-float end borders; twined heading cord at the lower end.







Sauj Bulagh Rug Azarbayjan-e-Gharbi Province C 1800 


Sauj Bulagh Rug Azarbayjan-e-Gharbi Province C 1800

MEASUREMENTS

Approximately 8ft. 10in. by 4ft. 8in. (2.69 by 1.42m.)

DESCRIPTION

DATE OF OBJECT

Circa 1800

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

With a metal disc engraved "M. M. 9936 Sammlung", sewn to top left hand corner, fabric label inscribed "9936" sewn to reverse and metal seal engraved "M. M. C. Z." attached to edge.

Warp: wool, Z2S, natural ivory and brown

Weft: wool, Z2S, red, 2 shoots

Pile: wool, symmetric knot

Density: 6 horizontal, 9 vertical

Sides: 10 warps wrapped in red wool

Ends: incomplete, warp fringe

Colors: red, apricot, light blue, dark blue, light blue-green, teal, aubergine, light green, ivory, walnut, charcoal





Sauj Bulaq Rug Azarbayjan-e-Gharbi Province


Sauj Bulaq Rug Azarbayjan-e-Gharbi Province

Mid 19th Century

N.W. Persia

4’5” x 8‘10”











Sauj Bulagh Rug Azarbayjan-e-Gharbi Province C 1900



Sauj Bulagh Rug Azarbayjan-e-Gharbi Province C 1900

Size 230 x 120 cm



Sauj Bulaq dovetailed tapestry Kilim Early 20th C


Sauj Bulaq dovetailed tapestry Kilim Early 20th C

Sauj Bulaq area of West Persia

Circa 1900. Wool. 4'3" x 18'4."

Dovetailed tapestry kilim. This very long, sturdy kilim is dramatic; we are seeing only about three-fourths of the piece in these photos. It is in original condition, with the heading cord at one end, an obliquely interlaced band at the other.





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