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New handmade oversized carpet #34359 Gabbeh Iran 17.10 x 13.4 feet

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Item Number: 34359
Provenance: Gabbeh
Country of Origin: Iran
Size: 17.10 x 13.4 ft
Age: new
Pile: wool
Foundation
(warp and weft):
cotton
Design: geometric / allover
Ground Color: old orange-red
Remarks: wide border, has 3 large abrashes
Price (incl. VAT): US-$ 6,000

Estimated delivery time:
4 - 8 working days

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More about the provenance Gabbeh | Iran

Gabbeh are nomadic rugs from the South Persian province of Fars. Most of these rugs are made by Ghashgai nomads. This is a real Gabbeh, no Indian reproduction. Typical for Gabbeh rugs is the usage of natural looking colors and the simple stylized designs, often simply drawn persons, animals or flowers. Gabbeh rugs are (justifiably) experiencing a huge comeback for quite a while now.

This is an Oriental nomadic rug. The word "nomad" comes from the Greek word "nemein". Nomads are wandering tribes, shepherds, stockbreeders, or hunters. In the minorly populated areas of Asia and North Africa they move with their herds, all their belongings and their tents to new places constantly. Many states already tried to make them settle down with various success. Mostly it is the women of the tribes which contribute to the family's income with their carpet knotting and weaving while the men breed stock or go hunting. But due to the circumstances of nomadic life the carpet production often lacks regularity and precision in form and design, which actually adds to their originality and makes them even more popular. The wool is mostly dyed with vegetable dyes.

This Oriental rug has 2 abrash. The word "abrash" comes from the Persian word for cloud "abr". It is the expression for unwanted color differences in rugs. Mostly they are caused by not having dyed enough wool for the rug so that further wool has to be dyed and creating exactly the same tone of color is nearly impossible, especially with vegetable dyes. Mostly this happens with tribal/nomadic carpets. When washed these differently dyed wools react differently and the initial hardly visible difference in color increases and becomes an abrashe. Some religious people create such color differences in Oriental rugs on purpose in order to grant Allah the exclusive role to create perfect things. In newer productions abrashes are often made in order to give the rug a more authentic antique look.



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