New handmade oversize rug #43700 Gabbeh Iran 17.2 x 13.5 feet
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||17.2 x 13.5 ft
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||geometric / medallion
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.