Justin and I picked up this beauty a few days ago. We bought it from a lovely couple who live in an AMAZING house right around the corner from us in Kingston. I've never seen a rug quite like it. I have no idea where it's from...when it was made...or what it's worth. But I know I like it.
The pattern is embroidered on top of a plain woven base. And it definitely looks old. Anybody have any idea what kind of rug it is?
**UPDATE: After some SERIOUS googling I finally figured out that this is called an Arabi...which is a type of tribal kilim made by nomads in Southern Iraq. You can see more here and here. God, I love the internet.