Gabbeh Rugs - Iranian Gabbeh Carpets - Beautiful Rugs
Gabbeh (also known as Gaba, Gabeh, or Khersak) rugs are made in the northwest region of Iran in the Zagros Mountain area. The term Gabbeh means coarse, and the rugs woven can be slightly imperfect or irregular in their designs, because they are woven on a smaller, portable, horizontal hand loom that were until recently mostly made for domestic use, and only recently for the market.
Gabbeh rugs feature bright colors with simple designs, stylized plants, animals and rectilinear geometric forms; a few offer patterns and imagery that are asymmetrical, which make them unique. Some weavers freely exercise their imagination to create such rugs which appeals to the modern consumer. As a result, Gaba rugs have become popular, so much so that production of this rug style has become widespread in major rug making regions, notably in India. Some Gabbeh rugs are vegetally dyed in southern Iran with handspun wool with simple design and color. Beautiful Rug offers a selection of contemporary Gabbeh rugs from Iran, India and Pakistan that have simpler designs that use several colors.