285 cm x 210 cm
Nr. 16090


Gabbeh, old rose with border, motiv and tree of life

Place of origin
Size285 cm x 210 cm (= 5.99 qm)
Manufacturinghand knotted
MaterialFlor: wool
Weft & Warp: wool
Pile height10mm
Year of manufacture1980
Coloringold rose
EditionSingle piece

Place of origin

Gabbeh rugs are knotted by nomads living in the province of Fars, near the city of Shiraz. In Persian Gabbeh is the name for high-pile rugs, on which people slept. Classical Gabbeh have imaginative, naive geometric patterns and are very colorful. Today's modern Gabbeh is mostly plain with monochrome designs. Still even today you can find stylized patterns depicting the everyday life of the nomads, such as goats, camels, dogs, plants or people in the rugs. Gabbeh rugs mostly have natural cream, brown and grey tones, but you can also find them in vivid yellow, red or blue.


This Gabbeh is adorned with an impressive tree of life. The tree of life motif has been a popular motif in oriental rugs, pottery and other decorative objects for centuries. Since the symbol occurs in many different cultures around the world, its exact origin is unclear. According to the most popular opinion, it originates from ancient Mesopotamia. The characteristics of the tree have changed over the centuries. The importance attributed to the tree of life today is always a little different in different cultures and religions of the world. Almost all of them, however, attribute sacred characteristics to the Tree of Life.

In the world of yoga, it represents one of its outstanding spiritual symbols, rooting us in the ground and connecting us to the sky. The tree of life connects all forms of life with Mother Earth and the universe.

The background of this Gabbeh is old rose. The border features dark blue, beige and yellow beige.


You are not the first to appreciate this Gabbeh. It has had owners before you who have cherished and used it. It was hand knotted about 1980. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.


Gabbehs are knotted by hand from hand-spun wool and dyed with natural dyes. The handspun wool gives the rugs a grainy but soft surface. Traditionally, Gabbeh rugs were used for sleeping. They invite you to sit and fiddle around in the living room, but are also very suitable for hallways and dining areas.

Handspun wool is always somewhat irregular. During dyeing, natural dyes are absorbed differently. The rug appears more lively, due to the so-called color jumps (abrash), i.e. light-dark color shades. The color changes of the pile yarn are always across the length of the Gabbeh and make the rug impervious to soiling. The backing (weft and warp threads) of this Gabbeh is made of virgin wool.

The colors of this carpet change depending on which side it is viewed from. It depends on whether the light falls on the line or against the line of the pile. We have therefore taken pictures of this rug from different perspectives.
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