Woven for centuries by the people of the Zagros mountains, Gabbeh rugs are hand knotted to reflect tribal and other patterns such as solids, and nomadic designs. The Farsi word “Gabbeh” translates to raw or something natural, these rugs were prized for their use of vibrant natural dyes. The simplistic “child-like” bold designs of Gabbeh rugs is what makes them perfectly.
Gabbeh rugs are hand-spun wool in both the pile and the foundation, as well as all natural dyes. Simple, colorful geometric patterns, abstract scenery, child-like representations of people and animals, different colors, reds, blue, greens ,yellow, purple. Modern technology has improved the dye process to allow a wider range of colors as well as more stable and easier to care for colors.
Moroccan Rug weaving began with the Berbers, who were the indigenous people of North Africa and inhabited Morocco before it was invaded by Arabs in the seventh century. These rugs are usually in bold colors and animated patterns, and the designs are almost always geometric or tribal. The colors and patterns are distinct according to the tribe that wove it. In the twentieth-century, the Moroccan Rugs are widely collected in the West because of its unique tribal patters. The wool of these rugs is plush and soft to the touch.
Woven with rich, jewel-like colors and intricate symbols, tribal rugs have a timeless quality that. Handmade rug adds comfort and pulls a room together. kilim is a word of Turkish origin which denotes a pileless textile of multiple uses produced by one of several flat weaving techniques that have a common or closely related heritage and are taken into practice in the geographical areas of Turkey (Anatolia and Thrace), Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, China, North Africa, the Balkans and the Caucasus.
Wool and Silk rugs are known for their lustrous shiny fibers, and fabulously soft finish. Often times during the weaving process, a blend of silk and wool is used to weave the rugs. The patterns of silk rugs range from abstract modern designs, to traditional designs. The silk can be used to highlight details of the rug helping them stand out.
Gabbeh rugs are known as the world’s best coarsely woven Iranian tribal rugs. They consist of a very think pile woven in a relatively low knot density. The designs of these rugs are mostly geometric and symbolic in both shape and style. These rugs were woven to tell a story depicting a landscape, scene, or even conveying a specific emotion. Their construct consists of handspun sheep’s wool and vegetable dyes. Gabbeh rugs are organic in composition and their appearance is rich in texture. They truly are unique works of art.