One of our favourite rugs! A stunning pastelly coloured rug and kilim with two types of weave and pile. Colours of pink, blue, beige, brown, green red, yello and black! with floral and geometric patterns.
Thickness: Medium (5-10 mm)
Age: 0-20 (New)
Pile - Warp: Wool on Cotton
Knot Density: approximately 120.000 knots per m²
Lori Rugs : Rugs woven by the Lurs, a nomadic tribe in the mountainous Kurdish region of Southwest Iran, bordering Iraq. The Lori rugsusually have geometric shapes, often with rhombi and strictly linear scenes of the herbal and animal world. Because the areas where the Lurs live are inaccessible and isolated, they still weave with the old traditional ways, without influences from the Europeans. The centre of Luristan is Choremabad, which gave its name to the rugs woven there. Furthermore rugs have been named after the salt lake Neris.
Bakhtiari Rugs : In the mountains Zagros, west of the city of Isfahan, around the town of Shahr-e-Kurd, live the nomads Bakhtiar. Their rugs are known for the design with various repeating squares in which flowers and animals are depicted. For this reason the design is called "garden"(Khesti). Their rugs are very durable with a dense weave and very good quality Persian wool coming from sheep grazing at a high altitude. The best Bakhtiari rugswith highest knot density are often called Bibibaff.
Nomadic rugs:Rugs woven by nomads. Nomads move continuously and do not stay permanently in one geographic region. They manufacture (weave) handmade rugs on collapsible looms. Due to that fact there may be slight variations in weaving and their rugs are sometimes uneven in shape. Also the weaving is made from memory and it depends on each artisans momentary inspiration. As a result, the designs in some rugs are not even on the entire surface.