Wild Story Gabbeh

This gabbeh, likely a Luri, has almost anything you can think of in a rug that will read like a delightful story to a child – animals, diamonds, squares probably representing tents, unusual colourful barber pole stripes horizontally compartmenting the rug, and a central water pool. A simple mountain peak border frames the story. Medium heavy handle and lovely 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.

Country of Origin: Iran

Size: 3'9"x 5'11"

Age: circa 1970

Material: wool

Product Code: A49-020

Price: Rs40,000

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