Antique Lori Gabbeh Rug with Terracotta Diamonds

Circa 1910
Southern Persia
159 cm x 134 cm
5'2" x 4'4"

Gabbeh rugs represent one of the earliest forms of nomadic pile weaving, typically knotted with a medium-high pile as these were intended as bedding rugs for the tent. The patterns are quite simple, ranging from completely open fields to stacked niches, with basic geometric patterns such as the one here representing some interesting variants. Here the mocha brown background is embellished by a matrix of terracotta coloured diamonds, framed by a wide ivory border containing large scale, concentric lozenges. A truly authentic, antique nomadic weaving that can provide warmth and colour in any kind of setting.

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