Among Persian rugs made with natural dyes and handspun wool are those known as gabbeh rugs (usually pronounced gah BAY). Until recently, this word referred to a class of rather crudely knotted rugs made in southern Iran by Qashqai and Luri weavers for their own use rather than for commerce. Today, the term “gabbeh rugs” has come to stand for several styles of rugs that have the following in common: all are from southern Iran, all are woven by tribal and village people.
Antique Persian Tree of Life Ghashgai Rug With bright colors, bold motifs, and luxuriously-long pile, this Tree of Life rug produced by the nomadic weavers and mountain tribes of southern Iran typifies the shaggy pile and simple geometric style used by Persia’s most famous nomadic carpet makers. 4 ft 7 in (1.4 m)*7 ft 10 in (2.39 m) Origin: Persia, Circa: Early 20th