Merging the brilliance of Saltillo serapes with the technique and aesthetics of northern Persia, this is an original design that dazzles. Saltillo is the oldest post-conquest settlement in northern Mexico. The Navajo people, after contact with the Pueblo and the Spanish peoples, began to also weave similar blankets and rugs. The innate cultural fusion presented in the design and conception of this kelim is intended to celebrate the artistic creativity of tribal people from two continents. Art unites. 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.
A Gabbeh is a hand-woven pile rug characterized by an abstract design that relies upon open fields of colour and playful geometry. Gabbehs are woven by tribal women and are principally used as ‘bedding blankets’ by the nomadic tribes of the Zagros Mountains of Iran, including Kurdish, Luri and Ghashgha’i people. Gabbehs are quintessentially Zollanvari and geometric designs are quintessential Gabbeh designs. Our Gabbehs come in different qualities. Our finest Gabbeh weave is Kashkuli, named after one of the Ghashgha’i nomadic tribes living in Fars province, southeast and northwest of Shiraz. Amaleh, also named after one of the Ghashgha’i tribes who produced high quality artefacts for the Khans, are more coarsely knotted, but truly unique and individual in patterns and colour combinations.