Twin Hexagons Serrated Stars Luri

An extremely heavy and high piled Luri gabbeh variant of the classic Qashqai two medallion pole composition. Each of the hexagonal medallions is filled with numerous random elements: including eight-pointed stars, camels, quartered diamonds and flowers. A very unusual wide white border surrounds the field with a medley of colourful serrated diamonds separated by barbells. Another wide meandering flower vine outer border provides the peripheral frame. Long pile, high sheen wool.

The term "gabbeh" is a Farsi word, literally translating to "unclipped". Gabbehs are woven by nomadic tribes from the Zagros mountain chain of southwestern Persia. The high altitude sheep from these areas yield rich quality wool with a strong lanolin content, which is what gives these rugs the shine and gloss seen in top quality gabbehs. The iconography of these rugs is simple, naive, and surprisingly "modern". Gabbehs are woven by a number of tribes in this region, the most prolific of which are the Qashqai, followed in smaller numbers by the Luri and Bakhtiari groups.

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Country of Origin: Iran

Size: 4'3" x 7'6"

Age: circa 1920

Material: wool

Product Code: A49-029

Price: Rs68,000

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