Tigerfish Scales, Gabbehs Fauna & Flora, 170x240cm
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.