354 cm x 246 cm
Plain Lori, dark red
|Place of origin|
|Size||354 cm x 246 cm (= 8.71 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 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 pile is a plain dark red. The simple design is understated, but can also provide a great design accent. The monochrome appearance of this rug fits perfectly in any environment.
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 creates a pleasant atmosphere without dominating the style of the room.
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 clear, abstract design of this contemporary rug appeals especially to people who love simple, modern interior design and architecture. The design idea for this rug comes from Europe. Without being bound to the rules of traditional rug patterns, it was developed with western art and interior design style in mind. This is not a completely new innovation. The roots of European rug design can be traced back to Art Deco rugs, which were produced between the late twenties and fifties following Western specifications.
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.