Special Exhibition

Rizbaft - Special Exhibition

Exhibition in Belle Carpets & Rugs April 8th - May 13th, 2018

The exhibition will open on Sunday, April 8th. 13-16

Members of the Munkholm family will be present and answer questions and explain about the carpets. See our large selection of real blankets her.

Gabbeh carpets are rough and very rustic nomadic carpets, which are generally knotted by Kashgai nomads in the Fars-province of southern Iran. Gabbeh carpets have very simple patterns. Some of them consist almost entirely of one colour and are made of untreated yarn, the way wool is when it has been sheared. Others are striped or come with a few, primitive patterns or motifs with people and animals, which are framed by a main border. Even if Gabbeh carpets are coarsely knotted, they are still very robust due to the quality raw materials. You could be led to believe that the Gabbeh carpets are an attempt to pay homage to modern furniture design, but the Kashgai nomads have been knotting the Gabbeh carpets this way for a very long time. The only thing that has changed is the use of additional colours. Today, you can find Gabbeh carpets in almost any conceivable colour. They are also in such high demand that they are now being produced commercially outside the Fars province. They are knotted with a density of 60,000–120,000 knots per m2 (5,574 - 11,148 knots per sq ft).

The Rizbaft carpets are also a type of Gabbeh carpet. They are just more finely knotted. Riz means fine and baft means knotted, so Rizbaft-Gabbeh means finely knotted Gabbeh. The design and origin are the same as for the Gabbeh carpets. Luribaft-Gabbeh are typically of good quality, just like the Rizbaft carpets. As the name implies, they are knotted by the Luri nomads rather than the Kashgai nomads. Like the Gabbeh carpets, Rizbaft-Gabbeh come in many different colours and patterns. Quite a few of these carpets are being knotted today by village residents. They are knotted with a density of 160.000-360.000 per. m2 (14,864 - 33,445 knots per sq ft).

Here you can get an impression of which carpets or killim are available at the current special exhibition in Belle Carpets & Rugs.

On this part of our website there is no possibility to buy the carpets directly via the webshop. The photo quality is not as nice and there are not the same detail photos as on our webshop. This page is just an option to quickly and easily give you an idea of what you can expect at the current exhibition in Belle Carpets & Rugs We will be pleased to provide additional information and detail photos if desired. If so, you are welcome to contact us here: info[at]­belle.­dk