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Amalehbaft Gabbeh Rug
Size: 6ft. 3in. x 8ft. 10in.
This one-of-a-kind piece is handmade by nomads in the Zagros Mountains region of Persia. It features a soft, handspun-wool pile on a handspun wool foundation, as well as all natural dyes and the simple geometric designs typical of an Amaleh Gabbeh.
In Farsi (the language of Persia), 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. True Persian Gabbeh rugs are made by nomads in south-central Iran and feature hand-spun wool in both the pile and the foundation, as well as all natural dyes, simple and colorful geometric patterns, abstract scenery, child-like representations of people and animals, bright colors, and more.
Amalehbaft Gabbeh feature a medium weave in terms of coarseness and knots-per-inch. In general they probably have even less in the way of design than the basic Gabbeh. Because of their tighter weave, shorter pile and simple patterns, these beautiful rugs are a great way to add color to a room without the distraction of too many design elements.
Camel Caravan Gabbeh Rug
Description: Handmade Persian Gabbeh rug
Red Qashqai Gabbeh Deer Rug
Size: 8ft. 1in. x 5ft. 10in. (247 x 177 cm.)
Notes: This is an example of the very best Gabbeh rug made. The wool is hand spun from sheep indegineous to the Fars province of Iran. The color was created by the great dye master Abbas Sayahi from the very best natural dyes. The rug was woven by Qashqai tribal weavers and imported to the United States.
Regular Gabbeh Rug
Size: 7ft. x 9ft. 6in.
This one-of-a-kind piece is handmade by nomads in the Zagros Mountains region of Persia. It features a thick, soft, handspun-wool pile on a handspun wool foundation, as well as all natural dyes and the tribal artwork characteristic of Basic Gabbeh.
Basic Gabbeh typically feature a fairly coarse weave, with few knots per inch and a thick, plush wool pile. They usually have very little in the way of design elements with large open fields and simple geometric shapes, bold, bright colors, and tribal drawings of people and animals.