Gabbeh 118x88cms

1000

Southern Persia.

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.

This is one of the most densely made carpets we have had in 20 yrs.