to know a little more about some Iranian carpet
regions tghat manufacture tribal carpets
Lori rugs are tribal Persian rugs made by nomadic
Lori people of the province of Lorrestan, in western
Iran. These people are descendants of the Kurds,
and their weaving styles and designs are incredibly
similar to theirs. The rugs are more than often
characterized by the bright and lively colors
that they incorporate. The Lori carpets often
have traditional floral patterns, but geometric
ones are also seen. These rugs were not originally
made to sell commercially.
Rather, women who wove
them were following an ancient custom that provides
tribal families with hand-woven articles of practical
value such as floor coverings, blankets, storage
bags, saddle blankets, and financial security
in case of future harsh times.
In central Iran, slightly north of Isfahan, lies
the town of Yalameh, well known for top quality
tribal rugs with beautiful diamond patterns, distinctive
use of color, and imaginative designs. The local
tribes are : Qashqai, Khamseh, and Lur.
In the early nineteenth
century, Yalameh produced some very handsome and
densely knotted rugs. These finest Yalameh rugs
have many beautiful colors and are skillfully
divided into a lattice of diamonds that encloses
a number of stylized geometrical animal, flower,
and bird patterns.
Yalkameh rugs and runners
have tribal patterns and a very warm look. A unique
characteristic is three or more diamond-shaped
medallions in a straight line . Theiy are great
with modern furniture. Yalameh rugs and carpets
are among the best tribal rugs and carpets woven
come in different sizes, but the majority of them
are mid-size. Dark red and light brown on a blue
or orange background are the main colors in Yalameh
rugs and carpets. The warps are mostly cotton;
wefts is either cotton and wool.
These are tribal hand-woven rugs made in the southern
part of Iran by nomadic.
tribes. These people are very kind and simple
and weave these rugs mainly to express themselves
and follow an ancient Persian tradition, which
dates back 2500 years. Colors of Baluch rugs are
usually predominantly a rich burgundy with some
navy and ivory. They frequently have either an
overall pattern, or a prayer rug design. Any Baluch
Persian rug is one of a kind and has absolutely
no duplicates anywhere.