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South-West Persian Gabbeh Rug

South-West Persian Gabbeh Rug

Myriad wonderful details characterise this rare and charming tribal rug from south-west Persia, woven by either the Luri or Qashqai tribeswomen. Handspun wool and truly exquisite dyes, including a wonderful emerald green generously used around the field. The field is dominated by two diamond medallions, but there are so many interesting details including scattered geometric motifs stylised plant forms and animals. Note the cleverly drawn main border and the skirts at each end which are ubiquitous in south-west Persian tribal weaving. One can get a sense of tribal life through a close study of the ornamentation of this rug. It is also a very nice size, and has survived in good condition despite the harsh conditions in which it was probably used.

Cat No: NH104
Dimensions: 2.80m x 1.65m
Date: Late 19th century
Price: £3950.00