Glow is one of the original designs created by the Milanese designers SoFar SoNear for our Isfahan Collection. Taking inspiration from the classical 'medallions' found in antique Isfahan carpets and Persian architecture (in particular the inner domes of mosques and palaces), this design has a thoroughly contemporary feel due to the two-tone 'abrashed' colour palette, the combination of a wool ground with silk highlights and in the way the medallion breaks into the traditional borders.
Trees, flowers and animals (principally lions) are design themes that are used by tribal women to weave some of Zollanvari’s most original Gabbehs. The weavers are given patterns and colour ranges (often inspired by ancient and archaic patterns such as the ‘Tree of Life’) but have a free hand in producing these works of woven art using their imaginations and the traditional design vocabulary passed down through each new generation of weavers. This makes each Gabbeh unique and individual. Flora & Fauna design Gabbehs are also available in Amaleh and Kashkuli qualities, as well as Luribaft and Bulurbaft.