Level ground of this kind of gabbeh fills with red roses and small
green leaves in arranged rows. These flowers are like shining gems on
beautiful ground and margin of gabbeh is very amazing.
Plant cover in forest tree, bushes and pastures, which are ornaments
of mountains and fields, as well as birds, are images woven on ground
of gabbeh in the shape of tree, tree with bird, flowers, meadows and
flowing waters. Each weaver makes differences in his own taste.
(Gabbeh with lion image)
Tribes have been mostly interested in
this image, before; use of this image may be related to the importance
of lion in culture of ancient Iran. Lion is the symbol of bravery and
boldness and tribal people are yet interested in such a pattern. It is
a long time that Iranian, especially Fars people, have been interested
in lion and preserved its concern with past by making this image on
coins, stones statues and also stone images of lion. So lion image
gabbeh has found its way to tents and people’s life. These gabbehs
are usually spread on the rugs and in center of tents. Seeing this
type of gabbeh, among vast fields and mountains, gives special
brightness to tent space. Here, lion is the symbol of “Tent Ground”,
and also braveness and pride of tent owner, as well.
Tribe weavers create in their own taste and weave these
images on ground or margin of gabbeh. Many imaginary designs have been
seen, which could not be classified. Some of images are: Flower, tree
and bird, warrior, ram, goat and ibex, hunter riding horse, Rostam and
Sohrab, hawk hunting bird, horse riding and wedding ceremonies,
mountain and river, white and black tents, various animals, lozenge
repeated and cartoon gabbehs, etc.