This Persian rug has a wool foundation and a wool pile. It has a chunky 50 knots per square inch.
Gabbehs are a type of traditional Persian rug that are well known for their simple designs and thick pile. The rugs are often made by nomadic peoples and are made using natural vegetable dyes. The word Gabbeh comes from a Persian word for uncut or natural, referring to the pile; while many rugs are shaved to a low profile, Gabbehs are left with a deep pile.
This Gabbeh uses a rich red colour over the entire piece with the design featuring small animal motifs which are just barely visible when looked upon up close. The red is not a flat colour but rather it is composed of hundreds of slight variations in shade, an effect called abrash. It is a result of hand-spinning and hand-dying the wool and gives the rug a certain inconstant texture that is impossible to replicate in a machine-made rug.
Gabbeh - 181 x 127cm
|Product No: 1486||Knot Count: 50 KPSI|
|Pile: Wool||Foundation: Wool|
|Origin: Persian||Age: New|