Luri (Tribal) 8743
Country of origin: Persia
Carpets made in LURI (LORI) have nomadic and geometric patterns. They are very durable and long-lasting, and natural dyes
In the spring, the Luri live in black goat-hair tents. During the hot summer, they use leaves and branches for cover because they provide much cooler shelter. In the winter, they move into double ended houses known as zemga. These houses are half buried in the slope of a hill. They are built with boulders and 2/3 of the area is covered by a roof of branches.
Quality: Luri carpets are of excellent quality.
Size & Shapes: Luri rugs are usually mid-size (4 x 6 to 8 x 10 feet).
Colour: Dark red, blue and orange are the major colours of Luri rugs and carpets.
Texture: Soft wool; thin, tight pile.
Foundation: Warp is mostly cotton; weft is wool.
The Luri people have lived as nomads for over 600 years. They are located in three different regions:
LURESTAN (Western IRAN)
Kermanshah [BAKHTARAN] (Western IRAN)
Kohkiluyeh (South-western IRAN)
These regions are all a part of the Zagros Mountains. The Bakhtiari are a related people.
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