GABBEH CARPET


Gabbès are very hardy and have an archaic and essential design. They are considered modern carpets.


Gabbès are characterized by a minimalist icononography. Coming with a primitive design, they were made by Qashqai nomadic or semi-nomadic tribes in southeastern Iran. Their unmistakable manufacturing style is based on the use of traditional looms and handspun wool which is dyed solely through craft techniques following the century-old nomadic traditions. This dyeing method gave the pile elegant and natural colourings known as ‘Abrash’. Usually coming in a single or double colour tone, these carpets may display very simple anthropomorphous or zoomorphic figures. This typical plain, rough and archaic design makes this type of carpets very up-to-date and essential, providing it a modern look.


Different variants of Gabbè carpets are classified depending on manufacturing techniques and where and when they were produced. The Gabbè Loris or Gabbè Kashkoolis, for example, are characterized by a very dense weave and a shorter pile compared to common Gabbès. Nowadays, numerous new Gabbès are woven by Qashqai tribes that have settled in Iran, and especially in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan, like ‘the Peshawar Tribe’. However, these new pieces still reproduce the original primitive styles and are always made of handspun naturally dyed wool. More contemporary hues and motifs may be seen.


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