Kurdish Rugs are stout and solid in structure, usually made in symmetrical knotting upon a woolen foundation.
Kurdish rugs and carpets 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 lustrous 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.