129 cm x 119 cm
Geometric Sofreh, beige with stripes and Medaillon
|Place of origin|
|Size||129 cm x 119 cm (= 1.54 qm)|
|Material||Weft (tuft): wool|
|Coloring||beige, dark blue|
Place of origin
Sofreh simply means cloth in Persian (Farsi). Sofreh were traditionally produced in different sizes for various tasks in the household. The Ardi sofreh or bread dough sofreh (Ardi means flour in Farsi) are usually rather small and square and were made for storing bread. The slightly larger squares from a size of about 150 cm x 150 cm are called Roukorsi or Sofreh Roukorsi, which translates as "cloth over the oven". Longer, narrower sofreh served as tablecloths.
The abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Sofreh. 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 straight stripes of this Sofreh organize and structure the pattern.
br /> In the middle of the central field of this Sofreh is the symmetrical center, also called medallion. The design of the field is arranged in such a way that it gives the impression that the medallion is floating on the field.
The surface of this Sofreh 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 Sofreh being hand-spun. During dyeing, the natural dyes are absorbed differently.
The background of this Sofreh is light brown. The colors beige and dark blue dominate the overall impression.
This Sofreh has been made by hand from wool.