Antique Gabbeh, Luri Nomads, Luristan, Western Persia. ...

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BMac12

Old gabbehs are rare and particularly in good condition. They were heavily used by the nomads for everyday rugs in the tents and for use as blankets during the long cold nights. Therefore few of this age survive and today have become very collectable in the world market.
This wonderful old gabbeh, made by Luri nomads in western Persia circa 1890-1900, has beautiful soft, lustrous wool, all vegetable colours and with a bold geometric design.
The use of sky-blue in the outer minor borders is particularly attractive.
Size: 2.10m x 1.28m (6' 11" x 4' 2").
£2,500
| $3,329 USD | €2,833 EUR

Antique Luri Rug, Luristan, Western Persia.

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BMac11

A charming little rug made by Luri nomads around 1900 with a madder-red field of small shrubs or flowers. The rug is in very good pile with complete ends. The selvedges have been re-bound, otherwise no repairs whatsoever.
Size: 1.30m x 0.99m (4' 3" x 3' 3").
£1,450
| $1,931 USD | €1,643 EUR

Antique Gabbeh, Luri Nomads, Luristan, Western Persia. ...

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BM/TW

Small antique gabbehs like this one are rare. Charming in its small size and depiction of a stylized person on one side and a tree-of-life on the other, the rug has wonderful natural colours. Made by Luri nomads at the end of the 19th century, the rug is in excellent condition.
81cm x 59cm (2' 8" x 1' 11")
POA
| $0 USD | €0 EUR

Antique Luri Gabbeh, Luristan, West Persia.

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BM1201

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").
£3,500
| $4,660 USD | €3,966 EUR

Antique Sofreh, Luri Nomads, Luristan, Western Persia. ...

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BM/N1

Utterly charming in its depiction of various birds and goats and a powerful 'tree-of-life' rising up from the underworld, through the earthly world to the world of the spirit. The undyed ivory central panel is woven in plain-weave with the surrounding borders and stylised creatures in knotted-pile. I can only surmise that this odd weaving was made as a dining sofreh where the nomads would sit cross-legged around it at mealtimes and eat the food placed on this sofreh. Nevertheless, it is truly nomadic and would make a fabulous wall-hanging.
1.27m x 1.12m (4' 2" x 3' 8").
SOLD
| $1,931 USD | €1,643 EUR

Antique Bakhtiari Rug, The Chahar Mahal, Western ...

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BM/DR

A visually exciting example of Chahr Mahal Bakhtiari work comprising a beautifully-drawn 'tree-of-life' rising up from the underworld, through the earthly world and the branches in the world of the spirit. Birds sit atop the branches and symbolically represent the carriers of the soul. At the base of the tree, sit two handsome peacocks, symbols of immortality and divine protection. The rug is in excellent overall condition and the selvedges have been expertly replaced due to wear on the originals.
Size: 2.13m x 1.38m (7' 0" x 4' 6").
SOLD
| $0 USD | €0 EUR

Antique Bakhtiari Khan Rug, The Chahar Mahal, ...

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BM/GT

A visually stunning rug, possibly made for a tribal Khan in the Chahar Mahal region of western Persia, circa 1900.
The rug is in mint condition with beautiful natural shades of indigo-blue, madder-red and a rare, stunning golden-yellow border. The central field contains a large cypress-tree and on either side, pomegranate trees.
Size: 1.86m x 1.38m (6' 1" x 4' 6").
SOLD
| $0 USD | €0 EUR

Antique Luri Tribal Rug, Luristan, Western Persia ...

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BM845

The vegetable colours in this incredibly striking rug are full of vibrancy. Made by Luri tribes around 1900, this wonderful rug is in full, lustrous pile.
Size: 2.84m x 1.36m (9' 4" x 4' 6").
SOLD
| $0 USD | €0 EUR

Antique Bakhtiari 'garden panel' Rug, Chahar Mahal, ...

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BM1

This fabulous Bakhtiari garden panel rug comprises willow, cypress and pomegranate trees - a veritable garden of Paradise!
All vegetable colours - very good condition.
Size: 2.03m x 1.56m (6' 8" x 5' 2").
SOLD
| $0 USD | €0 EUR

Antique Luri Rug, Luri Tribes, West Persia ...

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BM585

This stunning 19th century Luri tribal rug is in very good condition with wonderful vegetable colours throughout. Particularly attractive is the very rare main border design, again with a superb array of natural colours.
This carpet has now been washed and the colours are now glowing! A fabulous piece.
Size: 2.65m x 1.60m (8' 8" x 5' 3").
SOLD
| $0 USD | €0 EUR

Old Gabbeh, Luri Tribes, Luristan, Western Persia ...

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BM857

A charming old Gabbeh from the first half 20th century, made by Luri tribes in Luristan, western Persia. I love the happiness of the piece - obviously the young weaver was having fun incorporating dancing nomadic women, butterflies, goats or gazelle and flowers. Butterflies must have played an important role in her life at the time she made this gabbeh as they also feature in the border design. Gabbehs were generally of loose weave, made specifically for everyday use in the tents and for wrapping up children during the long, cold winter nights. Today, 19th century gabbehs are rare due to their short life after which they were simply discarded and new pieces made.
Size: 1.93m x 1.35m (6' 4" x 4' 5").
SOLD
| $1,664 USD | €1,416 EUR

Antique Bakhtiari Rug, Western Persia

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BM651

This fabulous Bakhtiari rug has a rare 'mina khani' (nectar-blossom) field - a design more commonly used by the Baluch and Kurds. The rug has wonderful glossy wool and is in mint condition.
Size: 2.29m x 1.05m (7' 6" x 3' 5").
SOLD
| $4,660 USD | €3,966 EUR