Qashqai Gebbeh

Gebbehs are simple rugs made for home use in the tent, rather than for the bazaar. In their simplest form the gebbehs were made with undyed wool, with long pile, and no pattern. They were slept on and under in the cold winters.

This one is the work of a talented weaver, with a repeating motif of peahens on nests. There is a subtext of small medallions each with a tree of life repeating through the rug.

The change in colour of the background of these and the irregularity of placement unconsciously moves the eye around the pattern, so that one is never bored.

Size: 209 cm x 133 cm