4’7” x 8’4 Vintage Persian Gabbeh
Gabbeh carpets are a traditional variety of Persian carpet. Gabbeh is known as gava in Kurdish and Luri in Bakhtiari, literally meaning a "bear's cub". Traditionally a sleeping rug, a gabbeh is a hand-woven pile rug of coarse quality and medium size (90 x 150 cm, 3 by 5 ft, or larger) characterized by an abstract design that relies upon open fields of color and a playfulness with geometry. The gabbeh is usually crafted by women.