Our tribal flatweaves or kilims (known as gelims in Farsi) are traditional colourful weavings with bold geometric and floral designs. They are woven by Luri and Ghashgha'i nomads who interpret centuries' old designs and motifs that have been handed down from generation to generation. Gatchme is a mixed-technique flatweave that is a Zollanvari innovation. For these we have adapted the technique used for weaving traditional khorjins (bags) and applied it a room size floor covering. Finally, our popular Jajims are a collection of mixed-technique flatweaves that the nomadic tribes of the Zagros region of southern Iran produce exclusively for us.
Zollanvari 'minimalist' kilims are diverse. Baneh kilims are woven in northern Iran in sections using natural undyed wools and then skilfully stitched together. The one-piece Zagros kilims woven by the Luri and Ghashgha'i nomads of southern Iran are monochromatic. They have traditional 'lazy lines' that form subtle patterns of diamonds and squares. Maryam kilims, woven by the same tribes, have plain ground colours with repeat motifs hand-embroidered in pure silk, awarded Best Innovation at the CDAs in 2009. The jewel in the crown of our 'minimalist' flatweaves is a collection that draws inspiration from the old and antique Mazandaran kilims that have appeared on the market in the past decade - a truly modern collection. Caprino is a new flatweave collection woven from undyed goat's hair on which pile-knotted erratic modernist lines in bright colours are superimposed.