antique luri gabbeh luri nomads western persia

Antique Luri Gabbeh, Luri Nomads, Western Persia.


Price

SOLD

Item Ref

BM1201

Description

This magnificent Gabbeh carpet was made by Luri tribes in south-western Persia circa 1900-1910. The wool quality is like silk-velvet - all vegetable dyes - and an unusual design of lozenges containing pre-Islamic crosses, symbolically for breaking down evil into four parts. Interestingly, the crosses also form a '5' - another protective symbol. Either side of the lozenges and next to the inner border, are depicted two indigo-blue stylised 'trees-of-life' - representing the 3-level universe to these nomads. This is an incredible carpet in mint condition.
Size: 2.51m x 1.91m (8' 3" x 6' 3").
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Internal Ref: BM1201



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