Kurdish rugs are rugs woven by the Kurdish people in the Middle East, predominantly in Turkey near the Tauros Mountains, Iraq, southernmost Caucasus, Soviet Armenia and North-Western Iran.When referring to Kurdish rugs within the rug industry, one is referring to those made within Iranian Kurdistan.
Kurdish rugs do use medallion patterns; however, far more popular are the all-over floral, Mina Khani motifs and the “jaff” geometric patterns.The beauty of Kurdish designs are enriched by high-chroma blues, greens, saffrons as well as terracotta and burnt orange hues made richer still by the lusturous wool used.
The traditional Kurdish Rug uses Kurdish symbols. It is possible to read the dreams, wishes and hopes of the rug maker from the sequence of symbols used. It is this signification and communication both individually and grouped into Kurdish rug making[clarification needed.