Tribal Weaving from Persia
The Parviz Tanavoli Collection & The Zollanvari Collection
Tribal Weaving from Persia brings together a wide range of rugs and textiles representative of the variety, quality and ‘spontaneous spirit’ of 19th and early 20th century traditional weaving. A complex history lies behind the migrations and the weavings of the Qashqa’i, Khamseh, Shahsavan, Bakhtiari, Lurs and Afshar, among others. Long collected in the West, the latter part of the 20th century saw a revival of interest within Iran itself in tribal rugs, notably those from Fars in the southwest, which may be ascribed in large part to the people behind the collections shown here: Parviz Tanavoli, and the Zollanvari family.