Inspiration for AW 16/17 – From Persian rug Gabbeh to Scarves
Our AW collection depicts the patterns of Gabbeh, the tribal rugs woven in the south central Zagros mountain range and their plains. Gabbeh rugs bear no sophisticated patterns but respond to the purity of its people, and their vision. Gabbeh in Persian means “unfinished” and “in rough”. These types of rugs were made for personal use by women who use them as a tool to tell a story and paint their world in. They would depict on their daily life, their landscape and their emotions at the very moment they weave. Unlike other Persian rugs there is no rule in weaving Gabbeh; purely based on personal interpretation. However the general Gabbeh design composes of simple geometric shapes in bold colours and depiction of figures of animals and people in the field. We have not tried to re-create Gabbeh but be inspired to see the beauty in simplicity, purity and colours.