Sākuru Kyoto in Turmeric, Zollanvari Studio, 170 x 230cm

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Sākuru Kyoto in Turmeric, Zollanvari Studio, 170 x 230cm Sākuru in Japanese has two meanings, one of them being ‘circle’; hence the name for this Gabbeh by Zollanvari Studio that draws inspiration from meisen kimonos updated for contemporary interiors. The design details are circles in varying sizes that ‘swirl round’ like a liquid whirlpool. Turmeric is a main fashion colour for spring/summer 2020 – a design inspired by a century-old garment in the trend colour of current catwalks. Our master-dyer created an intense yellow colour using natural Turmeric – a core spice in Persian cuisine and nowadays a panacea for the health-conscious!

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.

Mission Statement Zollanvari carpets embody the spirit of Persian carpet design and weaving – an extraordinary art form that has been treasured across the world for more than 2,000 years.