antique gabbeh qashqa'i nomads fars province southwest persia

Antique Gabbeh, Qashqa'i Nomads, Fars Province, South-West Persia.



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Gabbehs were reasonably coarsely knotted for the purpose of using as everyday floor rugs in the black tent and also for wrapping-up children during the long, cold winter nights. Today, gabbehs are relatively rare due to the fact that they were worn out quickly and discarded and because they are no longer made in the ancient traditional way. All gabbehs had simple designs - some coloured - some made in un-dyed wool such as this one, referred to as 'shooli' gabbehs. This gabbeh, made by Qashqa'i nomads around 1900, is in excellent condition.
Size: 2.21m x 1.07m (7' 3" x 3' 6").
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Internal Ref: MAC17

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