302 cm x 248 cm
Patterned Loribaft, yellow with plain border
|Place of origin|
|Size||302 cm x 248 cm (= 7.49 qm)|
|Material||Flor: wool (handspun, natural color)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Coloring||yellow, rusty red|
Place of origin
Lori rugs have colorful imaginative geometric patterns. Modern Lori today usually have plain and monochromatic designs. Loris usually come in natural shades of cream, brown and grey. But there are also loris in vivid yellow, red or blue. Still today, the traditional stylized and geometric patterns from the everyday life of the nomads, such as goats, camels, dogs, plants or people, can be found in the patterns of Lori rugs. The geometric pattern and the jovial colors make for a pleasant, warm living atmosphere. Lori rugs are a finer version of the Gabbeh, knotted by the Lurs, a tribe in southwest Persia (also Loristan). They are also known as Loribaft. The suffix "baft" stands for "knotted". Translated, Loribaft means Lurs knot.
The plain g panel is framed by a border in yellow. This gives the rug depth despite its relatively simple design.
The repeating elements in the center field of this Loribaft 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.
The checkered pattern is impressive due to its contrasts and yet it is unobtrusive. Lovers of symmetry and structure will love this rug.
The technique used to produce the materials of the pile of this Loribaft is over 200 years old. The wool is dyed with natural colors and spun by hand. Dyeing with natural or vegetable dyes is more complicated, expensive and time-consuming than dyeing with chemical dyes. For a bright red, for example, you would need about one kilogram of ground madder root per kilogram of wool as dye. For a strong, not too pale yellow, you would need two kilograms of the dye madder per kilogram of wool. Also spinning wool is time-consuming and labor-intensive. In addition, fewer and fewer people are able to hand spin wool.
But the effort is worth it: By dyeing with natural dyes, the high-quality wool retains its natural fat content. Wool dyed with natural colors and spun by hand creates fascinating, iridescent patterns. The charm of hand-spun wool with its slight irregularities and natural hues unfolds as a contrasting element in modern interiors, but also in rooms that are furnished in a more traditional or country house style. The weft and warp threads of this Loribaft are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.