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The Origin of Ethnic Rugs

The Origin of Ethnic Rugs

The Origin of Ethnic Carpets

As a branch of Persian rugs, Nomad rugs originate from nomadic peoples weaving by hand as carpets for tents or mattresses. Compared with the "finely crafted" complex shapes of Persian carpets, ethnic style carpets are more practical, so their styles are usually relatively simple but retain a simple flavor, so they are favored by European and American designers and consumers.

Ethnic style rugs usually have attractive simple shapes or geometric patterns, which are most suitable for contemporary minimalist style, Nordic style, Japanese style, etc. In addition, it can also be ingeniously matched with handicrafts such as wool tassel pillows, dried flowers, Indian tents, etc., which can better demonstrate the attitude and taste of the ethnic style of returning to simplicity and embracing nature.

What is a Gabbeh rug

Gabbeh, as a classification under ethnic style rugs, was originally used as a sleeping blanket , hand-woven and sheared, medium size (90x150cm or larger), bright colors and playful geometric patterns as its main features. It is worth mentioning that Gabbeh rugs are traditionally woven by female artisans.

Nowadays, the Gabbeh carpet produced by machine weaving in imitation of its style has also become an important category in the main sales markets of carpets such as Europe and the United States. Thanks to its thick feeling and rectangular animal and plant patterns with blessing meanings, it is easy to match with Bohemian and other ethnic styles, and it can be integrated into the home decoration style of living in cold climates such as Northern Europe without any sense of disobedience. .

What is unexpected is that the Yamato people from the East are loyal users of Gabbeh carpets. According to the Belgian carpet manufacturer in Flanders, the production capacity of its Gabbeh carpets is almost completely taken up by carpet importers from Japan! Exploring the reason is most likely because the Japanese-style home is composed of a large number of solid-color log building materials and furniture, which is full of simple and natural charm. Naturally, it can be perfectly combined with Gabbeh, a primitive, rough and slightly playful carpet!

Nomi Japanese ethnic style GABBEH carpet

Rectangular animal and plant patterns with blessings are often seen on Gabbeh carpets


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