Herat Oriental

Handmade One-of-a-Kind Gabbeh Wool Rug (Iran) - 6'1 x 9' (6'1 x 9')

Handmade One-of-a-Kind Gabbeh Wool Rug (Iran) - 6'1 x 9' (6'1 x 9'). This rug is a unique piece of world art that will enhance your living space. The Gabbeh designs originate in the Shiraz province of Iran, done by the Gabbeh villagers. The authentic and primitive look and design of the rugs are what makes them desirable. The rugs are made of 100% wool pile, and cotton foundation, as well as all natural and vegetable dyes. The pile height is 0.25 inches. The knot co and cotton foundation, as well as all natural and vegetable dyes. The pile height is 0.25 inches. The knot count per square inch is 200. This rug is hand-loomed, which is different than the hand-knotting method because the weavers are using special tools to create their designs and weave the rugs. Colors include grey, ivory and blue. Story Behind the Art: This particular rug was created in the Varanasi region of India, in the Bhadohi village, where weavers re-create the original Gabbeh design. Due to the handmade nature of our rugs, the size may vary from as advertised by 3-4 inches. Regular vacuuming and annual professional cleaning will keep your rug looking new for years to come. The majority of the weavers are women, who live in the villages of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. As we grow, we are able to create more jobs for female weavers who otherwise would not have the opportunity to do so. The community also thrives from rug weaving as the local farmers benefit from wool sales, and the local artisans create natural and vegetable dyes for the weavers to use in their designs. The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen. Imported read more