Vintage Gabbeh

The Gabbeh rug was introduced to the west in the early 1970’s when pieces were featured as part of an exhibition of lion rugs around the world. They drew much attention and became highly sought after and were prized by collectors.

Woven by nomads in the Fars region of Southern Iran, these long-piled wool rugs were and still are used as floor coverings to smooth the rough ground of their tents in rocky, mountainous areas. These days Gabbehs are still praised and many consider them to be a free form of art.

As there is little documentation regarding the history of the Gabbeh, there is much curiosity regarding the source of inspiration for these pieces. The motifs, the overall design, and different compositions used in Gabbehs appear to have a symbolic or mysterious significance. This has led to much investigation into Iranian folklore, including fairytales, magical practices and fortune telling.

The appealing innocence of the abstract design and vivid colour palette gives each piece a sense of originality and uniqueness.

Recommended reading –

Gabbeh Art Underfoot by Parviz Tanavoli

Gabbeh by Helmut Reinisch

Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 132cm X 85cm

Gabbeh, Iran

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 170cm X 100cm

Gabbeh, Iran - circa 1970's

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 165cm X 133cm

Gabbeh, Iran - circa 1980's

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 172cm X 119cm

Gabbeh, Iran - circa 1980's

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 133cm X 173cm

Gabbeh - Iran, circa 1980's

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 107cm X 144cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 94cm X 130cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 100cm X 183cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 62cm X 89cm

Gabbeh - Iran, circa 1990's

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 125cm X 152cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 160cm X 342cm

Qashqaie Gabbeh, Persia - circa 1900's

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 60cm X 98cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 52cm X 94cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 96cm X 110cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 98cm X 165cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 100cm X 160cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 99cm X 153cm

Circa 1970's

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 92cm X 153cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 104cm X 143cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 83cm X 151cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 82cm X 109cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 115cm X 147cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 10cm X 78cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 90cm X 153cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 84cm X 111cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 88cm X 114cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 76cm X 103cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 86cm X 118cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 116cm X 79cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 102cm X 147cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 82cm X 112cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 107cm X 160cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 102cm X 180cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 103cm X 219cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 99cm X 178cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 124cm X 187cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 124cm X 187cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 119cm X 180cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 118cm X 182cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 48cm X 93cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 59cm X 88cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 82cm X 56cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 68cm X 86cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 127cm X 172cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 127cm X 200cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 120cm X 160cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 90cm X 220cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 115cm X 170cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 106cm X 128cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 73cm X 130cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 105cm X 132cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 80cm X 120cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 130cm X 141cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 67cm X 106cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 104cm X 134cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 106cm X 169cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 113cm X 172cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 101cm X 194cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 113cm X 182cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 128cm X 190cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 120cm X 185cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 113cm X 156cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 101cm X 183cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 95cm X 154cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 94cm X 173cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 109cm X 170cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 119cm X 181cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 154cm X 225cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 100cm X 140cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 100cm X 141cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 124cm X 200cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 119cm X 180cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 110cm X 160cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 110cm X 160cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 106cm X 128cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 109cm X 132cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 90cm X 157cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 94cm X 136cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 118cm X 135cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 102cm X 142cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 90cm X 122cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 90cm X 127cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 87cm X 118cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 106cm X 156cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 93cm X 156cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 97cm X 174cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 30cm X 51cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 111cm X 160cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 102cm X 156cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 88cm X 128cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 93cm X 177cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 100cm X 177cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 100cm X 177cm

Close up

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 13cm X 137cm

Circa 1980's

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 96cm X 128cm

Circa 1970's

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 146cm X 157cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 107cm X 154cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 106cm X 183cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 122cm X 188cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 147cm X 227cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

Dimensions: 121cm X 189cm

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Vintage Gabbeh Collection

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