Gabbeh carpet

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Dimensions: 240 × 3 × 170 cm
(W × H × D)
Decade: 1980s
P. number: 2011057A
Condition: In original condition

A type of Persian carpet called Gabbeh. The Gabbeh is a hand-woven carpet, traditionally made by nomadic people in southern Iran. The Gabbeh carpet is made of plant dyed handspun wool yarn, the pattern is made with knots tied onto a woollen warp. The carpet is typically divided into large fields of solid colour. The word Gabbeh means raw, natural, uncut. Gabbeh is much thicker than other Persian carpets. The Iranian Gabbeh manufacturers were one of the few that persisted in working with natural vegetable dyes through the twentieth century, their carpets therefore became very popular in the western world, especially in the second half of the twentieth century. This model adds other colour tones to the typical blue-red, it remains purely geometrical, without typical animal motifs. The carpet is in a good condition. Originally purchased at Zingg Lamprecht Zurich.