The Yalameh handmade wool rugs are woven by a subset of the Luri group in the south-central part of Iran who once moved with their flocks of sheep but are now settled. They make vibrant rugs which have super soft lustrous local wool for the pile, woven on a wool warp and weft (foundation) stability. They use one to three medallions which are surrounded with latch-hooks motifs and like all the Persian tribal rugs the main design outline is generally set but the infilling of plants, flowers and animals is more free form from the weavers’ imagination.
The main ground colours are blue, red or ivory with many other tones as secondary and motif tones. Yalameh wool handmade rugs are more expensive than others of the ilk but they are very much a true artisan rug and worth the extra money.
Available sizes of Persian handmade Yalameh rugs are generally from mat to 12’x9’/3.66×2.74, as well as runners.
This fine example is highly unusual in having five small medallions but the soft dyes and luxurious wool pile are typical of these better Persian tribal rugs