Beautiful Tribal Design Vintage Persian Gabbeh Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa date: Vintage – The delightfully whimsical and tribal Persian Gabbeh rugs, such as this captivating piece, have a primitive feel and rustic quality that is perfect for a wide range of home decor approaches. These remarkable Persian rugs were typically produced on an individual or village level. The vibrant colors and spontaneous design of this Persian Gabbeh rug make it a treasure that represents a culture and way of life that is quickly disappearing.
The original use of a Gabbeh carpet was as a sleeping rug to keep away the cold. That is why they these beautiful tribal area rugs were woven with a thick wool pile that has a soft feel underneath. This type of vintage Persian rug is thicker and courser than other types of area rugs found in the area. Gabbeh rugs are found largely among the Kurdish, Luri, and Qashqai people who live in the Zagros Mountains of what is now modern-day Iran.
Gabbeh rugs are popular because they are primitive and feature a limited number of simple motifs. They are known for bright colors and color-blocked areas. The designs have an organic feel, and you can see the choices of the specific and highly skilled Persian rug weaver as the piece was created. These rugs have a spontaneous feel that you do not find in carpets woven in the formal weaving centers of the cities. A Gabbeh has character and charm that brings a casual feel to the room.
The design and deep pile of a Gabbeh give the room a cozy, warm feel. You want to wiggle your toes in the pile and enjoy the vibrant colors. These rugs are often woven by the women of the family and represent a unique piece of artwork that is as unique as the one who created it. Vintage rugs as beautiful as this gorgeous Gabbeh will give the room an energetic feel and allow you to express your more eclectic, tribal side. This is a beautiful Persian Gabbeh rug that will bring its charm to a wide range of room styles and will make a perfect addition to your home or home office.