Gabbeh are rugs with a high pile made by Gashgai and Lori nomads in the province of Fars. Originally, these rugs were used to sleep on, since the high pile provides warmth. The typical grainy surface originates from the uneven, hand-spun and lanolin-rich wool. Gabbeh occur in natural colors like creamy brown and grey tones, but also strong primary colors like red, green, blue and yellow. Motifs are rare on Gabbeh, but if you find figures and pattern they often represent things that surround the nomads on a daily base like goats, dogs, camels and plants.