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
**Basic** Gabbeh typically feature a fairly coarse weave, with few knots per inch and a thick, plush wool pile. They usually have very little in the way of design elements with large open fields and simple geometric shapes, bold, bright colors, and tribal drawings of people and animals.