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.
Generally weaving on a thick and heavy pile combines large uncluttered fields with the occasional geometric human or animal silhouette. Sometimes there are general or abstract models with bold stripes. Due to the great demand of the Indo-Gabbeh, formalised patterns were eventually made of the most popular designs. Once production was organized, specific colors, sizes and designs may be required. However, due to the variety in the structure and quality of natural woolen yarn, with occasional gray fibers occurring, Abrash’s ensures that no two rugs are identical.
History & Construction
The flowering of the largest of the design of Persian carpets has occurred in the sixteenth century under Shah Abbas and Shah Tahmasp. Most of the village or city in Iran has an ancient and traditional model of the blanket that was made in the region for centuries. Many designs belong to that city alone, or even to a particular family, but the designs are copied frequently by other famous cities and countries. More than five hundred years ago, when Prince Humayan exiled to the Persian court, India was present at the birth of the Persian carpet design. It is easy then to see the close ties of the estate, to see the borrowing of methods and models for more cultural.
Today, most major Eastern cities have their own deck of modern industries, and many now have revived ‘`lost designs, with a deep nod to Western influences of the eighteenth and nineteenth century.
These rugs are woven from a mixture of choice international wools that are hand-spun in the traditional way, communicating the subtle variations in color and contributing to a rich tonal bouquet. The foundation and made of fine cotton for stability and durability. Each blanket is washed and completely dried in the sun.






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.