Posted: Jan 11 2017
As we begin the New Year, we are excited to introduce a great selection of one-of-a-kind vintage Gabbeh rugs, and new Gabbeh rugs.
In Farsi, the word Gabbeh means something raw or natural, uncut or "in the rough". Gabbeh are the world's best-known coarsely woven Iranian tribal rugs. Woven for centuries, Gabbeh rugs are from tribal regions in the south central Zagros mountain range and plains.
The original and simple Gabbeh rugs are a very thick pile, woven in a relatively low knot density, while the Lori Gabbeh's are a tighter weave and more detailed with a high knot density. Designs are typically geometric and symbolic in shape and style.
Gabbeh weavers may be telling a story, depicting a landscape or scene, or even conveying an emotion. Most commonly Gabbeh's are woven to tell a story, with figures and symbols depicting parts of the weaver's story. This subjective and random process creates a completely unique work of art, distinct from other Persian rugs and from many other types of weaving or knotted rugs in general.