Rug Glossary of Terms: G
Gabbeh are coarse rugs with a long pile made by Nomads of the central Zagros Mountains. They are known for simple colorful patters which were once considered unsophisticated, but have great sophistication.
Ends of pile yarn per unit of length across the width of the carp.
- Garden Design
Floral motifs throughout the field predominantly found in a Persian Bahktiari.
Patterns created with straight lines.
Country in Southwest Asia, near Caucasus Mountains; Capital – Tbilisi. The styles originated from this area are called Caucasian. The market is presently limited, as the new product has not adapted to the Western taste.
(Gul)(Persian) word meaning flower, rose, a name etc. Gol/ gul is a popular symbol found in Turkoman carpets, typically an octagon motif, elongated and divided into four.
Background color that accents the rug’s design motif.
- Guard Stripes
Stripes of color around the main border, separating it from the field.
- Gul Farangi
A design consisting of all-over repeating naturalistic roses.
- Gul Hannai
The henna flower used as a motif in Persian rugs. Gul Hannai ornament may be both an all-over and medallion layout design.