Persian Gabbeh rugs are made by the tribal weavers of the Shiraz region of south-central Iran, mainly by the Qashqai but also the Luri. They are made in both light and heavy weights, using dyed and un-dyed wool, which is of a tremendous lustrous feel and quality. They are hand knotted in designs ranging from one small corner motif to repeating rows of blocks or stylized animals. Indian copies are available but are nowhere near the quality of the Iranian wool. THE most comfortable rug on the market!