Gabbeh rugs are nothing short of simplistic and tribal, with designs consisting of primarily geometric shapes, animals, and plants. All done in a simplified way and based on the nomadic observation. Commonly brightly colored, these rugs are fun and beautiful and will add a warm touch to any home.
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.
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.
Heriz, Serapi rugs are well known for their bold and angular designs. Many being symmetric, they withhold boldly done geometric and floral-inspired shapes. These shapes are brought out with rich reds, blues, greens, and yellows contrasted against ivory. Heriz, Serapi rugs are very elegant and durable, perfect for a variety of different rooms and spaces within a home.
Bokharas are a type of handmade Pakistani rug; also known as Bukharas or Bokaras. Most are based on Turkmen prototypes called Tekkes. Pakistani Bokhara rugs are among the most popular handmade rugs in the world. They are popular for their soft, luxurious feel, heavy pile, attractive colors and appearance that consist of repeating octagonal figures called guls, usually on fields of burgundy red, gray blue, or sometimes green.
Turkmen rugs uses vegetable dyes or other natural dyes from the land, which comes from Turkmen a city of Persia. Their trademark design and most common is tribal patterns. Turkmen rugs are mostly made with cotton and wool pile.
Kazak Rugs are popular for their stunning geometric designs & high quality dyes. Kazak patterns tend to be red, yellow/gold and blue. Designs include, but are not limited to animals, flowers, medallions, & iconic figures such as geometric people/ and animals & symbolic motifs.
Nahavand rugs comes from the city of Nahavand in Persia. These rugs have a tribal style look, often using floral medallions and a variety of vegetable dyed colors such as reds, blues, greens and different shades of ivory. Nahavand rugs are made with very high quality wool, which gives it a shine. They are very durable rugs that will last a lifetime.
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.