313 cm x 239 cm
Patterned Gabbeh, beige with stripes
|Place of origin|
|Size||313 cm x 239 cm (= 7.48 qm)|
|Material||Flor: wool (handspun, natural color)|
Weft & Warp: wool
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.
The straight stripes of this Gabbeh organize and structure the pattern.
br /> The repeating elements in the center field of this Gabbeh rug have no specific center (so-called repeating pattern). The repeating pattern has a calming but not boring effect. Rugs with repeating patterns are also called patterned.
The background of this Gabbeh is beige.
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.