Contemporary Gabbeh, Qashqa'i Tribes, Fars Province, South-West ...

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BM/1

A good example of the 1990s Qashqa'i Gabbeh production using superb quality, lustrous hand-spun wool and vegetable dyes.
In near-mint condition.
Size: 2.44m x 1.52m (8' 0" x 5' 0").
£950

Contemporary Natural-Dye Gabbeh, Qashqa'i - Kashkuli Tribe, ...

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BM/SL

A beautiful example of a modern gabbeh from a 1990s vegetable-dye project amongst the Kashkuli - Qashqa'i settled nomads in Fars Province, south-west Iran.
Size: 1.60m x 1.30m (5' 3" x 4' 3").
£950

Vintage Baluch Soumak Carpet, Eastern Iran.

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BM1734

This fabulous contemporary carpet, woven in soumak technique with highlights in knotted pile as well as the main border in knotted pile, was made by settled Baluch tribes in eastern Persia in the 1980s. All the colours are from vegetable dyes with few of these rugs made today, mainly due to the expense in preparing natural dyes and the time taken to make such fine pieces in soumak technique. This carpet was sold by me in the 1980s and recently acquired back from the family that bought it back then. The design speaks for itself and when you view the close-up photos, notice the depiction of little stylised animals and birds throughout.
This is a special carpet which would enhance the floor in any house today.
Size 2.44m x 1.83m (8' x 6')
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Contemporary Gabbeh Runner, Qashqa'i Tribes, South-West Iran. ...

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BM/MS2

This beautiful gabbeh runner was made in the 1990s under a vegetable-dye project using settled Qashqa'i tribes in south-west Iran. The wool quality is soft and glossy and, being involved in this project, this was in my opinion, one of the most stunning runners made in this project.
Size: 3.51m x 0.76m (11' 6" x 2' 6").
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Vintage Baluch Rug, Eastern Iran.

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BM1733

This fabulous contemporary rug, woven in soumak technique with tree highlights in knotted pile as well as the main border in knotted pile, was made by settled Baluch tribes in eastern Persia in the 1980s. All the colours are from vegetable dyes with few of these rugs made today, mainly due to the expense in preparing natural dyes and the time taken to make such fine pieces in soumak technique. This rug was sold by me in the 1980s and recently acquired back from the family that bought it back then. The design speaks for itself and when you view the close-up photos, notice the depiction of little stylised people, animals and birds throughout.
This is a special little rug which would make a fabulous wall-hanging in any house today.
Size: 1.90m x 1.28m (6' 3" x 4' 2").
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Vintage Baluch Rug, East Persia.

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BM1732

This fabulous contemporary rug, woven in soumak technique with tree highlights in knotted pile as well as the main border in knotted pile, was made by settled Baluch tribes in eastern Persia in the 1980s. All the colours are from vegetable dyes with few of these rugs made today, mainly due to the expense in preparing natural dyes and the time taken to make such fine pieces in soumak technique. This rug was sold by me in the 1980s and recently acquired back from the family that bought it back then. The design speaks for itself and when you view the close-up photos, notice the depiction of little stylised people, animals and birds throughout.
This is a special little rug which would make a fabulous wall-hanging in any house today.
Size: 1.45m x 1.00m (4' 9" x 3' 3").
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Contemporary Qashqa'i Gabbeh Rug, South-West Iran

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CB2

Stunning design - wonderful natural colours and great wool - made in an exclusive vegetable-dye project in south-west Iran by settled Qashqa'i tribes.
Size: 2.42m x 1.77m (8' 0" x 5' 10").

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Contemporary Gabbeh, Qashqa'i Tribes, South-West Iran.

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BM2

A beautiful example of the vegetable-dye Gabbehs made by settled Qashqa'i tribes in Firouzabad, south-west Iran, in the 1990s. This one has fabulous colours!
Size: 1.88m x 1.24m (6' 2" x 4' 1").
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Contemporary Baluch Runner, North-East Iran.

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VS1

A beautiful example from a contemporary vegetable-dye project in north-eastern Iran during the 1990s using Baluch tribes.
The main border is in knotted-pile and the central field lozenges contain highlights of knotted-pile. The rest of the runner is woven in soumack technique - incredibly fine and beautiful work.
Size: 2.86m x 0.86m (9' 6" x 2' 10")
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Contemporary Qashqa'i Gabbeh Rug, South-West Iran

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CB1

This modern rug with an all-over compartmentalised design depicting a variety of stylised creatures, was made by Qashqa'i weavers under a vegetable-dye project in south-west Iran. Great wool and wonderful quality - also a very hard wearing rug.
Size: 2.07m x 1.47m (6' 10" x 4' 10").

WAS 1250
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Contemporary Gabbeh Runner, Qashqa'i Tribes, South-West Iran ...

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LB4

This is a beautiful example of contemporary rug making amongst the Qashqa'i tribes of south-western Iran. The colours are 100% vegetable and the wool is soft and glossy.
Size: 2.88m x 0.84m.
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Old Tibetan 'dragon' Rug, Tibet.

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BM/Tibet

I couldn't resist buying this charming small Tibetan 'dragon' rug, made in the early 20th century.
The rug, which is in mint condition, contains two beautifully-drawn dragons on a natural undyed woollen background.
Size: 87cm x 64cm (2' 10" x 2' 1").
SOLD