145 cm x 105 cm
Geometric Lori, dark blue with border and signature
|Place of origin|
|Size||145 cm x 105 cm (= 1.52 qm)|
Weft & Warp: wool
|Coloring||dark blue, dark red|
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 abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Lori. 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 embellished edging (border) forms a excellent contrast to the center and creates a transition at the edge of the rug.
The repeating elements in the center field of this Lori rug have no specific center (so-called repeating pattern). The repeating pattern has a calming but not boring effect. Rugs with repeating patterns are also called patterned.
A special highlight of this Lori is its signature. The signature documents the production in one of the most renowned weaving workshops in Lori. The signature in Arabic characters is an expression of the individuality and noble origin of this rug.
The background of this Lori is dark blue. The border features dark red and terracotta.
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 backing (weft and warp threads) of this Lori is made of virgin wool.