Colorful Vintage Persian Gabbeh Checkerboard Design Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa date: Vintage – The rich checkerboard design of this magnificent vintage tribal Persian Gabbeh rug gives it a contemporary feel. Its classic design is the culmination of centuries of the tribal traditions of the Persian Qashqai rug weavers of South-Central Iran. This is a vintage Persian rug that was created by a group of people living a nomadic lifestyle, much as they have done for thousands of years. The result is a piece that is perfect for traditional, vintage, or contemporary room designs.
The checkerboard design of this Persian rug uses simple geometric shapes, but the artist added depth and interest using the colors and subtly shifting tones within the squares themselves. The colors are rich and warm, featuring a range of reds, browns, greens, and other earth-inspired hues. This Persian checkerboard design rug is an inspiring piece that could be used to add color to a room of neutrals or for those who prefer to be surrounded by rich, saturated tones.
One of the unique characteristics of this vintage rug is that on the bottom portion, the colors of the squares form a repeating pattern, but this disappears near the top of the checkerboard rug. The people who created this piece often had to move from place to place, packing their work and continuing to the next place. They might not always have the same plants and dyes available in their new location as when they started the piece. This creates a piece that is both an individual expression of the weaver and a reflection of their surroundings.
This colorful vintage Persian Gabbeh checkerboard rug makes a beautiful addition to any room of the home from a conversation area to the bedroom. It is a small size area rug that could easily serve as an accent rug, or you could mount it on the wall where it will add texture and brilliant color. This Persian Gabbeh is an excellent example of folk art and will bring warmth and charm to any room of the home.