Handmade Gabbeh types are among the types of hand-woven carpets that have a lot of artistic value. Gabbeh looks very much like a kilim and a rug. But in smaller sizes with longer lint and yarn. Gabbeh’s main source is related to tribes and nomads. Gabbeh is also known as the bear rug.
A variety of famous Gabbeh handmade designs
The lion design is one of the most original designs that Gabbeh designers implement in their texture as a symbol of the country and its power.
The brick design is the most common design for Gabbeh. And is more common among Bakhtiari and Persian weavers.
House plan together
This design depicts collapsed houses that show the stages of life from the beginning of creation to the essence of essence.
In this design, a bergamot is woven in the middle of Gabbeh and flower bushes can be seen around it.
Roses are usually woven in Gabbeh. Of course, other flowers may be woven next to it.
The tribal design originates from the nature of the nomads’ habitat.
Simple floor plan
This design is very simple. Some experts believe that this plan shows the life of the villagers, the desert around the village and the barren lands.
The tree is always a symbol of greenery and prosperity. Hence it is woven in many weaves as beauty, greenery and prosperity.
The simplest design for Gabbeh is woven in the form of stripes.
The difference between old and new gabbehs
In the past, Gabbeh was woven directly from the fibers obtained from spinning wool and camel or goat hair. As a result, the color of the woven gabbehs was the color of camel and goat wool and hair (milky, cream, black, brown and gray). Over time, man learned to make and use plant and natural dyes, and the process of dyeing spun fibers began. Therefore, more colorful and varied gabbehs were woven. Advances in technology and the welcome of the new generation of Gabbeh led to the process of dyeing fibers towards industrialization. Nowadays, chemical dyes are used to dye wool fibers for color diversity of fibers and speed in dyeing.