The Gabbeh rug is a tribal hand-woven blanket made by very simple living nomadic people in Iran and in southern India. This particularly distinctive naive style is suited to modern and eclectic interiors. The early weaver was given only the cotton for the base, with dyed woolen yarn. He had no model, but looked at his surroundings and reproduced what he saw. Therefore each carpet is unique. This acceptance is much more wide spontaneous style recently achieved and became very popular at home and abroad.
Visibility: GABBEH is an interesting type of carpet. It has extremely simple pattern and all have geometric pattern. Some newer GABBEH have more details such as birds, and human in the pattern. GABBEH was getting very popular in 80's in Europe and now since the lifting of embargo, you find them in the US Market also. The majorty of GABBEH have simple plain format with one or two small animal on their pattern. The world GABBEH means "unclipped". GABBEH distinct style of weaving is especially suitable for modern, or contemporary settings. The majority of GABBEH made by tribal people such as QASHQAI around SHIRAZ.
Quality: The quality of GABBEH are excellent. They are extremely durable. You have to be careful that the mimic Pakistani, Indian, Chines or Turkish ones do not carry the same quality.
Size & Shapes: The GABBEH rugs have different sizes and the majority of them are small size (2x3 to 4x6 feet).
Color: Plain khaki, soft green, light blue are the predominate colors. You can find other newer color such as red and yellow or ivory
Texture: Very Thick, heavy, Soft wool,lose piles.
Foundation: Warps and wefts are wool.
Knots: GABBEH are usually flat-woven.