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The Striking Gabbeh Carpet | Twickenham Rug Company

At Twickenham Rug Company, we are delighted to offer an authentic piece of Persian artistry – the Vintage Gabbeh carpet. This stunning rug, woven by the Qashqai tribe in south-west Persia during the 1950s and 60s, is not only a floor covering but a vibrant expression of nomadic craftsmanship and tradition.

A Rich Tapestry of Culture and Craft

The Gabbeh carpet, known for its simplistic yet bold patterns, is traditionally handwoven by nomadic tribes in the Zagros Mountains area. Our Vintage Gabbeh is a perfect example of these rugs, celebrated for their rustic charm and the stories they carry within their fibres. Each piece embodies a narrative, a slice of the life and environment of the tribal weavers. These artisans pour their experiences and surroundings into the designs, making each Gabbeh carpet truly unique and filled with personal significance.

Features of the Vintage Gabbeh Carpet

  • Authenticity: Each Gabbeh rug is a unique creation, reflecting the personal story and the cultural heritage of the weaver. No two rugs are the same; each one is a personal expression of the weaver’s artistic skills and cultural identity.
  • Durability: Crafted to withstand the test of time, Gabbeh carpets are known for their robustness, even under heavy foot traffic. Their sturdy construction is designed to handle daily demands while maintaining their aesthetic appeal.
  • Design: Characterised by abstract designs, vibrant colours, and an almost primitive simplicity, each Gabbeh carpet is a work of art. The bold, spontaneous patterns are often inspired by natural elements and tribal tales, capturing the essence of the nomadic lifestyle.

Styling Your Space with a Gabbeh Carpet

Introducing a Gabbeh carpet into your home decor not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also brings a warmth and history that few other decorative pieces can offer. The earthy tones and rich textures provide a natural feel that can transform any room into a more inviting space.

  • In Living Rooms: A Gabbeh carpet can serve as the centrepiece, setting a warm, earthy tone for the entire room. It pairs beautifully with both modern and traditional furniture, bridging styles with its timeless appeal.
  • In Bedrooms: Its soft texture and soothing patterns can transform a bedroom into a peaceful retreat. The natural fibres and dyes create a calming atmosphere, ideal for relaxing.
  • In Studies or Libraries: A Gabbeh adds a touch of sophistication and complements wooden furnishings beautifully. It enhances the character of quiet, reflective spaces, making them more comfortable and stylish.

FAQ Section

Q: What is a Gabbeh carpet?

A: Gabbeh is a type of traditional Persian rug, characterised by a thick pile, loose weave, and simple, yet bold geometric patterns. Nomadic tribes in the Zagros Mountains typically make them.

Q: How durable is a Gabbeh carpet?

A: Extremely durable. We design Gabbeh rugs to be functional and withstand years of use. Their robust construction makes them suitable for high-traffic areas.

Q: Can I see the carpet before purchasing?

A: Absolutely! We invite you to visit our showroom in West London to view our Gabbeh and other carpets in person. Our team will assist you in choosing the perfect rug for your home.

Q: How should I care for my Gabbeh carpet?

A: Gabbeh carpets require regular vacuuming and prompt spot cleaning. For overall cleaning, we recommend professional rug cleaning services.

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  • Phone: 020 8892 5378
  • Opening Hours:
  • Monday-Friday: 10:30am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Embrace the timeless beauty and rich history of a Gabbeh carpet at Twickenham Rug Company, where tradition meets contemporary style.