Gabbeh-style rugs are identified by their saturated colors and playful imagery. Often with thick frame borders, like a painting, these thick, soft rugs depict a rich and sophisticated sense of color, telling stories with idiosyncratic geometric details amidst an abyss of saturated, dappled monochrome. Their designs and palette made them incredibly popular in the seventies, as sandaled hippies traveled the souks and bazaars, snapping them up to bring home.