In Farsi (the language of Persia), the word Gabbeh means something raw or natural, uncut or "in the rough".
Gabbeh are the world's best-known coarsely woven Iranian tribal rugs. True Persian Gabbeh rugs are made by nomads in south-central Iran, and feature hand-spun wool in both the pile and the foundation, as well as all natural dyes. Simple, colorful geometric patterns, abstract scenery, child-like representations of people and animals, bright colors? more