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Gabbeh is a traditional design of Persian carpet. Design as a process can take many forms depending on the object being designed and the individual or individuals participating. ... Carpet is a general term given to any loom-woven or felted textile and to grass floor coverings. ...


Gabbeh carpet is a smaller-size hand-knotted carpet crafted almost exclusively by wives from shepherd tribes in Iranian, Turkestan and Afghan country regions. This kind of carpet is much thicker than other Persian carpets, sometimes as much as one inch in volume. Its pattern is of a very basic kind with only a limited number of decorative, mostly rectangular objects resembling mainly animals. Carpets are usually in bright light colours like yellow and red. Due to its relative ease of production (less precise pattern, small number of knots per sq cm) a Gabbeh carpet is going to be the cheapest compared with any other similar age and size Persian carpet. Historically, carpet has been a general term given to any loom-woven or felted textile and to grass floor coverings. ... In a draw in a mountainous region, a shepherd guides a flock of about 20 sheep amidst scrub and olive trees. ... Iran (Persian: ایران) is a Middle Eastern country located in southwestern Asia. ... Türkistan (also spelled Turkistan or Turkestan) is a region in Central Asia, largely inhabited by Turkic people. ... Wiktionary has a definition of: Afghan Afghan can refer to any of the following: A Pashtun (ethnicity) The Pushtu language The Afghan hound since 1964, a citizen of Afghanistan An Afghan carpet This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... Knots per sq cm is a traditional measure for quality of hand-knotted carpets. ...


 
 

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