Lori Rugs / Luri Rugs: Southwest
Persian Luri Carpet 19th C.
|Who are the Luri?
The main Luri ethno-linguistic groups are Luri,
Feyli, Leki (Laki, Alaki), Bakhtiari, Kelhuri.
Population 4,280,000 in Iran (1993) including
680,000 Bakhtiari (1989). Population total all countries 4,280,000 or
Region Southwestern Iran, Lorestan and Ilam.
Khorramabad is an important political and economic center. Borujerd is
also a center. The Bakhtiari migrate mainly from Bakhtiari and Esfahan
provinces (summer) to Khuzestan (winter). Mamasani and Kurdshuli in
Fars Province; Bovir-Ahmadi in Boyer-Ahmadi Kohgiluyeh Province. Also
spoken in Iraq, USA. Ethnologue
report for language code: LRI