Ikebana 7d is the latest colourway from this highly successful collection that delivers a fresh floral design with bold blooms scattered among foliage, this time on a rich sky-blue ground. This Zollanvari Studio interpretation of the archetypal Ikebana meisen kimono fabrics was premiered at M&O 2018 and was selected for ‘What’s New’ by trend forecaster and style consultant François Delclaux. Our weavers had to learn a completely foreign aesthetic – how to achieve the complex, stippled colour blending required that was a complete departure from southwest Persian Gabbehs they customarily wove.
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.