Black Diamond Gabbeh

A minimal Qashqai gabbeh with two bold brownish black serrated edge diamonds drawn on an abrashed undyed wool field. The diamonds are outlined with a single yellow edge to preserve the contrast. The rug is surrounded by a simple deep red border framing a stunning abstract black and white trefoil border. Glossy wool.

The term "gabbeh" is a Farsi word, literally translating to "unclipped". Gabbehs are woven by nomadic tribes from the Zagros mountain chain of southwestern Persia. The high altitude sheep from these areas yield rich quality wool with a strong lanolin content, which is what gives these rugs the shine and gloss seen in top quality gabbehs. The iconography of these rugs is simple, naive, and surprisingly "modern". Gabbehs are woven by a number of tribes in this region, the most prolific of which are the Qashqai, followed in smaller numbers by the Luri and Bakhtiari groups.

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Country of Origin: Iran

Size: 3'6" x 5'8"

Age: circa 1950

Material: wool

Product Code: A49-016

Price: Rs40,000

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