Antique Lion Gabbeh

In rich red, black, and gold-toned wools, this Persian lion carpet measures 4’1” x 5’11” and belongs to Orley Shabahang’s Antique Collection. Hand-knotted using traditional Persian weaving techniques, this carpet has a plush pile and a durable foundation. The red, gold, and black shades of yarn and obtained by using organic dyes. Persian weavers still prefer these dyes today for their bright, fade-resistant qualities. Since this piece measures just under 4 x 6, this carpet is ideal for a bedroom, office, living room, or wherever a small to medium-sized area rug is needed. Within Persian art and culture, the Lion motif symbolizes kingship, power, prestige, and the protection of sacred spaces. Within the body, tribal motifs, including tree-of-life motifs, geometric symbols, and floral designs, contrast beautifully between the light and dark tones. Through her bold use of color and abstract design, the artist has created an original work while evoking these traditional tribal elements. The lush red field is set off by a canvas overlay, which protects the original fringe and maintains clean sight lines to complete this dynamic design.


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8172-Lion Antique Gabbeh Wool Select a Size

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