Gabbeh rugs are traditional, tribal rugs from southern Persia. The term gabbeh roughly translates to mean natural or raw. Indeed, Gabbeh rugs are the simplest Persian rugs, featuring bold, elementary patterns with few flourishes. Geometric shapes, depictions of people or animals, and large open fields define Gabbeh rugs. Traditional Gabbeh rugs are dyed using natural, vegetal dyes to create striking colors that compliment the coarse weave. Due to these striking visual elements, Gabbeh rugs are popular contemporary décor.