About Gabbeh

Gabbeh is one of Persian handicrafts (Iranian handicrafts). Gabbeh is a carpet which is woven by Ashayer (Nomads) in small sizes. Gabbeh includes long pile and more wefts, making it softer. Traditionally, Gabbeh is woven as a floor covering preventing the penetration of the cold through the floor. But today it is used for ornamental applications as well as traditional ones. Gabbeh Weaving is the most prominent handicraft in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad and Bushehr Provinces. Gabbeh Weaving is also common in some parts of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari and Fars Provinces. Many of the designs of Gabbeh are based on the nature around the weavers as well as their mental image.