157 cm x 93 cm
Geometric Lori Royal, beige with border
|Place of origin|
|Size||157 cm x 93 cm (= 1.46 qm)|
|Material||Flor: wool (handspun, natural color)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
Place of origin
Lori rugs are a finer variant of the Gabbeh, knotted by the Lurs, a tribe in southwest Persia (also known as Loristan). They are also known as Loribaft. The suffix "baft" stands for "knotted". Literally, Loribaft means Lurs knot.
Lori carpets have colorful imaginative geometric patterns. Today modern Lori usually have plain and monochromatic designs. Loris usually have a color scheme of natural cream, brown and grey tones. However, there are also loris in vivid yellow, red or blue. Even today, traditional stylized and geometric motifs inspired by the everyday life of the nomads, such as goats, camels, dogs, plants or people, can still be found in the patterns of Lori rugs. The geometric pattern and the jovial colors create a pleasant, warm living atmosphere.
The pattern of this rug is decorated with horizontal stripes and color gradients in earthy tones from rust-red to yellow. The pattern is reminiscent of the typical stripe design of the Italian fashion company Missoni.
The abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Lori Royal. The pattern flatters the design of the room and does not take the attention away from its furniture, decoration and architectural elements. It blends in fantastically with any surroundings and subtly complements the interior design of a room..
The surface of this Lori Royal has a flecked effect. The color changes and light-dark shades of the pile yarn run across the length of the rug, making the colors shimmer and making the rug impervious to dirt. Because of these so-called color jumps Abrash the rug appears more lively. The flecking is the result of the wool of this Lori Royal being hand-spun. During dyeing, the natural dyes are absorbed differently.
The embellished edging (border) forms a beautiful contrast to the center and creates a transition at the edge of the rug.
The background of this Lori Royal is beige. The border features dark blue, purplec and gold.
This particularly fine, hand-knotted Lori has an unusually dense pile and a flat surface that is not as grainy as Gabbeh or other Lori rugs. The wool used in the pile of Lori rugs is particularly high quality and fatty. They are extremely comfortable and durable. Traditionally, Lori rugs, just like the Gabbeh, were used for sleeping. They invite you to sit and fiddle around in the living room, but are also very suitable for hallways and dining areas.
The warp and weft yarns of Lori rugs are traditionally made of virgin wool, dyed with natural dyes and hand-spun. The handspun wool gives Loris their soft surface. Handspun wool is always somewhat irregular. During dyeing, natural dyes are absorbed differently. The rug appears more lively, due to the so-called color jumps (abrash), i.e. light-dark color shades. The color changes of the pile yarn always run across the length of the Lori Royal and make the rug impervious to soiling. The weft and warp threads of this Lori Royal are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.