Long Red Boteh Gabbeh

A beautiful red field Luri gabbeh with a somewhat dense and heavy handle. The field is filled with elongated botehs in a small range of contrasting colours, with various small and large concentric diamond fillers. The drawing is framed with three elegant barber pole borders in alternating pairs of colours including undyed brown and white, and colourful orange and red 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: 4'4" x 7'3"

Age: circa 1970

Material: wool

Product Code: A49-018

Price: Rs90,000

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