What appears, at first, as a simple and straightforward geometric rug turns out, on closer inspection, to be a fine, tribal example––with finely-tied motifs and symbols in contrasting colors. Super-soft with ultra-fine knots, this Gabbeh will greatly enha Read more..
Gabbeh rugs are a type of traditional Persian rug that originated in the nomadic tribes of southwestern Iran, including the Qashqai and the Luri. These rugs are known for their fine texture and their simple, tribal designs.
The word "Gabbeh" comes from the Persian word "gab," which means "raw" or "natural." This reflects the simple, unrefined nature of these rugs, which were originally woven by the nomadic tribespeople for their own use.
Gabbeh rugs have a long history, dating back to the early 19th century. They were originally woven as bedding and floor coverings for the nomadic tribes, and were made using the wool from their own sheep. The wool was spun by hand, and then dyed using natural plant dyes.
The designs of Gabbeh rugs are typically geometric and abstract, with bold, simple shapes and bright colors. They often feature stylized animals, such as goats or birds, and sometimes include symbolic motifs, such as the Tree of Life.
Gabbeh rugs remained relatively unknown outside of Iran until the mid-20th century, when they were rediscovered by Western collectors and designers. Today, Gabbeh rugs are highly prized for their unique, rustic beauty and their connection to Iran's nomadic heritage. They continue to be produced by skilled weavers in Iran and other parts of the world.
Size: 2'6 X 6'
Content: 100% Wool
Construction: Hand Knotted
What appears, at first, as a simple and straightforward geometric rug turns out, on closer inspectio..
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