International Journal of Arts and Humanities

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A symbolic kurdish carpet: analysis of the meaning

1Ph.D Prof. Eng. Gianpaolo Rosati and 2Mansour Taherian, Mansur Tappeti d’Oriente srl



Accepted 7th August, 2020.


The work analyzes a symbolic Kurdish carpet from the Senneh area. Bibliographic research applied only to the field of Persian pictorial and symbolic carpets does not allow to draw significant conclusions obtained by comparison. In fact, the findings are practically non-existent. By extending the research to the Iranian iconography up to the times of the prophet Zoroaster, and to pre-Islamic myths and traditions, it is possible to identify hidden symbols and meanings. In particular, with the detailed geometric-dimensional analysis and the graphic rendering of some compositional elements of the carpet, it is possible to identify specific characteristics such as, for example, words in the Avestan alphabet. This evidence suggests that the carpet has links to the Zoroastrian community, with possible celebratory functions.


Keywords: Kurdish carpet, symbols, meaning