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ORIENTAL RUGS DICTIONARY

Gabbeh

 

Coarsely woven Persian rugs of tribal origin.  These were woven for domestic use and not for trade.  Gabbehs were woven in Southwest Persia and Khorasan.  Gabbehs of undyed wools are known in the rug trade as Shouli Gabbehs, after the town of Shul Sanger near Shiraz.  Most Gabbehs are very brightly colored with synthetic dyes.  Designs are simple geometric pattern or figures.  Some designs are naïve renderings people, animals and flowers. 

Some Gabbehs woven by the Lurs have pile on both sides.  These are used as blankets and known as Gabbeh Patuee (blanket in Farsi).