Vintage hand knotted Persian Luri rug
Luri (also known as Lurs, Lori or Lors) are one of the most important nomadic tribes of South Western Persia. In much of their territory they live adjacent to the Qashqai tribes. Unlike the Qashqais who speak Turkish, the Luri are of Iranian origin and their language is similar to Persian. Various pressures in the twentieth century have forced many Luri to abandon the nomadic life and settle down in villages.
There are two main types of Luri rugs on the market. The first are the nomadic carpets produced in the South; these are called Luri Behbehan. They are similar to Qashqai rugs and made entirely of wool, but they use a different range of motifs and are fond of bright contrasting colours. A strong red is particularly predominant. The other type of Luri rug is marketed in the town of Khorramabad.
This piece is a fabulous vintage piece made in the late 20th century.
Red ground with a wide geometric border. Bands of deep blue and green and yellow highlights.
Three central lozenges with traditional motifs throughout.
Excellent condition with very little wear.
This is a fabulous rug in a very useful size. Beautiful to walk on with a thick luxurious wool pile.
Measures 245 cm x 160 cm approximately
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