Outstanding tribal Baluch rug with a geometric motif, including hooked diamonds, on a burgundy field.
Finely knotted double side-cords. This is my last oversized Baluchi textile. (Most of their rugs are small.)
Although similar to Shiraz rugs (Southwest Iran), this eye dazzling carpet was woven by a Baluchi weaver.
Overall condition is excellent with little signs of wear. The slight waviness is simply from the rug having been folded and stored, and it will flatten out perfectly once used on the floor.
This is a solid and very well crafted carpet that can be used in a high foot traffic area.
Aside from the burgundy field, the design includes black, blue, green, white, orange. Baluchi weavers prefer dark reds and burgundy for their rugs.
Natural wool woven onto wool warp. In Iran the Baluchi often use cotton for the warp, but among the nomadic Baluchi, the rugs are almost always woven entirely from wool.
Exact size is 9 ft. 9 in. by 5 ft. 2 in. 1960s.
Last photo with silver dollar shows the backside of the carpet.
Baluchi tribal weavers — also Balouch — reside in an arid desert region that adjoins Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. About half of Baluch people live in Baluchistan, a western province of Pakistan, and about 40% of the Baluch are settled in the Sindh Province.
They make up nearly 3.6% of the Pakistani population, about 2% of Iran’s population (1.5 million) and about 2% of Afghanistan’s population.
Most of their rugs are small to medium in size, hardly surprising for nomads often living out of tents, and feature dark colors. They mainly speak the Baluchi language, a branch of the Northwestern Iranian languages.
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