An Overview of Gabbeh Rugs from Iran for Oriental Rug Enthusiasts in Syracuse, NY

 

This video gives an overview of the Persian Gabbeh rugs.  The word, gabbeh, comes from the Persian word farsi which means raw, natural, uncut.  These rugs are rough and primitive with patterns made by Ghashghai nomads from the Farsi province in the southwest of Iran.

These very durable rugs are made completely of handspun wool, both in the pile and the foundation and the yarns are dyed using plant dyes.  These rugs are much thicker than other Persian carpets and often picture trees, nature, animals and even humans.