133 cm x 90 cm
Flecked Lori, rusty red with stripes
|Place of origin|
|Size||133 cm x 90 cm (= 1.2 qm)|
|Material||Flor: wool (handspun, natural color)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Coloring||rusty red, olive green|
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 additional syllable "baft" stands for "knotted". Translated, Loribaft literally means Lurs knotting.
Lori rugs 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. Geometric patterns and jovial colors make for a pleasant, warm living atmosphere.
The straight stripes of this Lori organize and structure the pattern.
br /> The surface of this Lori 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 being hand-spun. During dyeing, the natural dyes are absorbed differently.
The background of this Lori is rusty red.
This hand-knotted Lori rug has a dense, relatively high pile. The wool used for the pile of Lori rugs is particularly high quality and fatty. Lori rugs are very comfortable and hard-wearing. Traditionally, Lori rugs, 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 sheep's wool, which is dyed with natural dyes and hand-spun. The hand-spun wool gives Loris their soft surface. Hand-spun wool is always somewhat irregular. When dyeing, natural dyes are absorbed differently. The rug appears more lively, as so-called color jumps (abrash ) occur, i.e. light-dark shades of color. The color changes of the pile yarn always run across the length of the Lori and make the rug impervious to soiling. The weft and warp threads of this Lori are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.