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Laleh Abbasi

 

The Laleh Abbasi pattern is one of the more easily identifiable common to hand knotted rugs and Oriental carpets.  The pattern is often found in either of the inner/outer minor or guard borders, wrapping the entire rug.  Often, designs found in this area of rugs are highly reciprocating, featuring complementary colors, and patterns which if viewed from either direction have the same contour, adding perspective and dimensionality.  Appearing similar to the cross section of a 'pawn,' this repeating pattern is rarely constitued with more than a few colors. 

Although the examples below are from a mid 17th century Kerman, such design is frequently found in kashan, mashad, and tabriz weavings and areare also very common to tribal and village weavings.  

Below:  Laleh Abbasi Design

Laleh Abbasi Design

 

Below:  Seen in detail context of an oriental rug.

Laleh Abbasi pattern in Kerman 

Below:  The full carpet with Laleh Abbasi guard border.

17th Century Kerman


In a more intricate color scheme and design, the Laleh Abbasi pattern may also be seen in this gigantic antique rug seen below from our Distinguished Rugs section.

Border of antique Palace Size Rug

 

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