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The Gabbeh are tribal nomadic high pile Persian carpets with simple geometric patterns and vivid colours. The term Gabbeh could be translated "unfinished" and refers to the fact that they have a minimalistic and primitive appearance.  They have always been used for informal use in the home and not for being traded. The geometries and the colours therefore arise from a playful creativity free from the dictates and schemes that characterize other types of rug. The Gabbeh are therefore...

Gabbeh Carpet, Iran, 1940s

The Gabbeh are tribal nomadic high pile Persian carpets with simple geometric patterns and vivid colours. The term Gabbeh could be translated "unfinished" and refers to the fact that they have a minimalistic and primitive appearance. They have always been used for informal use in the home and not for being traded. The geometries and the colours therefore arise from a playful creativity free from the dictates and schemes that characterize other types of rug. The Gabbeh are therefore...

The Beni Ourain rugs are perhaps the most famous Moroccan carpets nowadays. Characterized by the contrast of the natural white raw wool with the black of the highly symbolic geometries. Usually used as the floor of the Berber tents, provide warmth and extreme softness. Size: 260x 180 cm.

Beni Ourain Carpet, Middle Atlas, Morocco, late XX century

The Beni Ourain rugs are perhaps the most famous Moroccan carpets nowadays. Characterized by the contrast of the natural white raw wool with the black of the highly symbolic geometries. Usually used as the floor of the Berber tents, provide warmth and extreme softness. Size: 260x 180 cm.

The Sofreh Kilim are intended to provide a clean surface for presenting the food. Sofreh literally means tablecloth. Generally square in shape, but they also come in rectangular for wedding banquets. Born in Persia and the Caucasus, they are characterized by a mix of intense and contrasting colors in order to liven up the tables. Size: 88 x 88 cm.

Handmade Woolen Sofreh Kilim, Western Anatolia, 1950/1960

The Sofreh Kilim are intended to provide a clean surface for presenting the food. Sofreh literally means tablecloth. Generally square in shape, but they also come in rectangular for wedding banquets. Born in Persia and the Caucasus, they are characterized by a mix of intense and contrasting colors in order to liven up the tables. Size: 88 x 88 cm.

Wool rug with beautiful shades of color. It has a small hole that highlights its age and that can be restored on demand. Size: 235 x 135 cm.

Taznakt Carpet, Morocco, 1930s circa

Wool rug with beautiful shades of color. It has a small hole that highlights its age and that can be restored on demand. Size: 235 x 135 cm.

The great skill in weaving this animal double bag shows that, beyond the practical function, the trappings of the camels were intended to show the blazon and the prestige of the tribe.  Size: 100 x 60 cm.

Kilim Carry Bag, Central Turkey, Mid XX Century

The great skill in weaving this animal double bag shows that, beyond the practical function, the trappings of the camels were intended to show the blazon and the prestige of the tribe. Size: 100 x 60 cm.

Bag used for food storage, hanging within the tents, or for food transportation. Only the exposed side is finely woven with the traditional motifs of Anatolian kilims. Size: 89 x 45 cm.

Kilim bag, Bergama, Anatolia, 1950s circa

Bag used for food storage, hanging within the tents, or for food transportation. Only the exposed side is finely woven with the traditional motifs of Anatolian kilims. Size: 89 x 45 cm.

Bag used for food storage, hanging within the tents, or for food transportation. Only the exposed side is finely woven with the traditional motifs of Anatolian kilims. Size: 116 x 66 cm.

Kilim bag, Bergama, Anatolia, 1920s circa

Bag used for food storage, hanging within the tents, or for food transportation. Only the exposed side is finely woven with the traditional motifs of Anatolian kilims. Size: 116 x 66 cm.

The odhani is a large rectangular cloth worn by Indian women also covering the head. This textile is an ancient bridal shawl, embroidered with cotton on wool, from the historical region of Shekhawati in Rajasthan. This odhani was sewn on a shantung fabric that enhances the colors and protects it. Size: 200 x 150 cm.

Gujarat Odhani, India, mid XX century

The odhani is a large rectangular cloth worn by Indian women also covering the head. This textile is an ancient bridal shawl, embroidered with cotton on wool, from the historical region of Shekhawati in Rajasthan. This odhani was sewn on a shantung fabric that enhances the colors and protects it. Size: 200 x 150 cm.

The Beni Ourain rugs are perhaps the most famous Moroccan carpets nowadays. Characterized by the contrast of the natural white raw wool with the black of the highly symbolic geometries. Usually used as the floor of the Berber tents, provide warmth and extreme softness. Size: 220 x 175 cm.

Beni Ourain Carpet, Middle Atlas, Morocco, late XX century

The Beni Ourain rugs are perhaps the most famous Moroccan carpets nowadays. Characterized by the contrast of the natural white raw wool with the black of the highly symbolic geometries. Usually used as the floor of the Berber tents, provide warmth and extreme softness. Size: 220 x 175 cm.

The nomadic Fulani weavers create for the Tuareg large drapes used to separate the different areas of the tents or as bedspreads known by the names of arkilla kerka. The arkilla are typically bought by wealthy Fulani, by marabouts (Muslim ascetics) and by the nomadic tribes of the Tuareg.  Size: 500 x 135 cm.

Wool Fulani Drape, Mali

The nomadic Fulani weavers create for the Tuareg large drapes used to separate the different areas of the tents or as bedspreads known by the names of arkilla kerka. The arkilla are typically bought by wealthy Fulani, by marabouts (Muslim ascetics) and by the nomadic tribes of the Tuareg. Size: 500 x 135 cm.

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