Looking West to the art of the Navajo people of the Four Corners region of the US, which covers more than 27,000 square miles of land in Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, via the geometric and abstract patterns, studies and learnings from the Bauhaus movement, in particular those of Josef Albers, this kelim, woven in the Fars region of Iran, resonates multiculturalism. The details in the design of this kelim are all Persian, vivid with the tribal iconography of the Ghashgha’i nomads of Southern Iran. But the overall design celebrates firstly modern Western art and secondly the creativity of the Navajo tribal people. The finest highland wool from the Zagros Mountains of Iran, hand-carded and hand-spun, is used to weave this intensely coloured flatweave - all dyed using natural vegetable dyes.
Our Landscape collection is an integral part of the Zollanvari Gabbeh range. The majority are in Kashkuli quality, woven by Ghashgha’i nomads from the Fars Province, who are renowned for extremely fine carpets such as Kashkuli Bibibaff and Wasir Machsus. With this in mind we turned to them for the extremely demanding production of our modern Kashkuli Gabbehs. The designs and symbols used are rooted in the old Gabbeh design canon that Zollanvari have reinterpreted with a modern twist and to suit modern interiors and sensibilities.