Collection: GABBEH

Gabbeh (from the Persian language Farsi; raw, natural, uncut) represents rough and primitive rugs with patterns mostly made by Ghashghai nomads from the Farsi province in the southwest of Iran. These carpets are probably the most well-known handmade rugs from Iran. They are manufactured by handspun wool, both in the pile and warp and the yarns are dyed using plant dyes. The rugs are much thicker than other Persian rugs, sometimes up to 2.5 cm thick.

The patterns of the rugs are of a simple type with only a few elements of decorative, mostly rectangular objects containing animals. During the last decades, the weavers have had to meet the demands of the west and have, therefore, resorted to using large light fields with chary pattering in the Gabbeh rugs.