Charming antique Gabbeh runner with natural dyes woven by the Qashqai nomads in South of Iran. The triple medallion border is framed with a beautiful light blue guard border. It is in a good condition for its age and has a lot of character.
Gabbeh is a type of coarsely knit rug with a fleshy pile and with many more wefts in between the rows of knots. Traditionally Gabbehs are not woven to be sold but to be used in the tribal household, therefore the softest and finest quality wool is used for it. Sometimes it is used as a mattress and the softest ones may even be used as blankets. In weaving Gabbehs; the weaver feels quite free to improvise and experiment in both colour and design. Most of the nomadic Gabbehs are the work of Qashqai tribes of the Fars province in the south of Iran.