Bright Stripes Gabbeh

A gabbeh in a sharply modern composition, possibly woven by Bakhtiari nomads from the Zagros. A high mountain peak border in blue and white frames a high stack of colourful horizontal stripes or bands across the entire field. Powerful simplicity is the most attractive feature of this rug. All wool in a relatively tight and heavy construction.

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: 3'9" x 6'6"

Age: circa 1970

Material: wool

Product Code: A49-021

Price: Rs50,000

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