Vintage Persian Gabbeh Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Modern / Recently Made, – Here is a fantastic and exciting Vintage rug — a beautiful and modern Gabbeh rug made in Persia by some of the most talented artisans currently making rugs anywhere in the world — the beauty and execution of which is a testament to the enduring legacy of quality Persian rug-making. Known for their textural pile and strong geometric patterns, this zigzag rug features the signature variegated yarn, mottled colors, and clean lines that enhance the appeal of Gabbeh rugs. For modern or mid-century style the neutral oatmeal, earthy browns, sky blue, and warm orangey-reds blend well with modern design sensibilities. All in all this is a beautiful and dynamic piece, the beauty of which speaks to the practically limitless world of possibilities inherent in quality rug making — making it one of the most diverse and exciting of all art forms.
Vibrant, soft and earthy, this modern Gabbeh rug embodies the eco-friendly elements so popular today. Made with all natural materials, its colorful abrash weaving and checkered border bring a touch of ‘green’ life to contemporary interiors.
In Persian, the word Gabbeh means raw, natural and uncut. A namesake synonymous with the green movement, these rugs live up to the reputation. Made of handspun wool and vegetable dyes, they are as organic as it gets. But their all natural appeal doesn’t distract from their luxury. Gabbeh rugs are made with extra high pile, giving them a thick, soft feel.
Famed for their playful, traditional styles, these Persian rugs were designed for everyday home use. Because they remained uninfluenced by mass market trends and never wavered from their eco-friendly roots, Gabbehs earned a category all to themselves, something Jason Nazmiyal recognized nearly 20 years ago.
Bringing the first exhibition of Gabbeh carpets to the United States, Nazmiyal uncovered the soul and story of these antique rugs to collectors, interior designers and environmentalists alike. It was an introduction that blossomed into a following that continues to grow today, just like Nazmiyal’s inspired collection of Gabbeh carpets.