Babak's Oriental Carpets
1 in stock
Size: 7'7" x 5'5"
Knotted for centuries, Gabbehs are tribal rugs historically made in central and sounthern regions of the Zagros Mountains. They are coarsely knotted, brightly colored, have a thick pile, and no fringes. In Persian/Farsi (the language of Persia/Iran), the word Gabbeh means something raw, natural, uncut or "in the rough.”
As mentioned above, Gabbeh carpets/rugs have a thick pile. They are, however, knotted in a relatively low knot density. Gabbeh designs are typically geometric and symbolic in shape and style. Generally, these carpets/rugs are asymmetrical and knotted to tell a story, with figures and symbols portraying the weaver’s “tale.” It is this subjective procedure that classifies Gabbeh as a completely unique work of art, distinct from other Persian carpets/rugs.
Price Range and Value:
Like Kelims, Gabbehs are generally sold at a much lower price range compared to fine carpets/rugs of Tabriz, Isfahan, and Qom. On the other hand, a Gabbeh is always a much better investment as opposed to a Kelim, due to their longer life-span.
Beware of "knock-off" Gabbehs from Morocco, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh (just to name a few countries where "knock-off" Gabbehs are sometimes sold as original to foreign tourists). These cheap imitations are usually not hand-knotted, contain chemical dyes, and made with inferior quality of wool and cotton.
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