antique gabbeh qashqa'i tribes fars province southwest persia

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


| $2,280 USD | €2,083 EUR

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When I was offered this unusual rug, I was mesmerised by the huge amount of the natural green colour, which is very unusual and rare in tribal rugs.
This rug was made as a 'gabbeh' - a relatively coarse knotted-pile rug with a lustrous, woollen pile for everyday use in the tents to give warmth and hard wear. These gabbehs were also used as blankets to cover children during the cold, winter nights.
Dated 1340 in the Islamic calendar, 1922 in the solar calendar, the gabbeh incorporates two large 'birds-heads' loxenges on that wonderful green field and surrounded by a main ivory border with a 'tree-of-life' design all the way round.
As gabbehs were given extremely hard use in the tents, few today of this age have survived. This one is in very good overall condition with full pile throughout.
Size: 1.63m x 1.40m (5' 4" x 4' 7").
Viewing by appointment only.
Internal Ref: BM2041


Height = 163 cm (64")
Width = 140 cm (55")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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