Zebras amidst Blooms, Zollanvari Studio, 243 x 312cm
A new departure for a Gabbeh, this design is based on animal pelt carpets chiefly woven in Tibet in the 19th and 20th centuries. ‘Zebras amidst Blooms’ combines the intricacy of the weave of floral Gabbehs with a stylised depiction of animal pelts. The combination is complex yet fluid, and the two levels of the design clash and blend at the same time creating a sense of perspective. This design adds a new twist in the use of zany colourful flowers to create a contemporary carpet.