Gabbeh - Nomadic Weaving

South Persian.

Back in the 1970's when we were first collecting these unusually crazy rugs we would ask "what sort of rug is that". The reply "een qalin Gabbeh", "this rug is a woolly rug" seemed hilariously obvious at the time but it has become acceptable nomenclature of the type. Gabbeh is simply a woolly rug because it was not made for a wedding or a gift for any celebration, nor did it represent an insignia of clan.