Wonderful Persian Baluch rug in mint condition. This one is probable from the Khorasan region of Northeast Iran although Baluchi weavers are also active in bordering areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Overall fantastic condition with no signs of wear. Side cords and fringes are in superb shape.
The field color is a dark blue with an intricate motif woven in olive green with gold, a burgundy red, tan, and ivory.
Soft natural wool pile with long pristine fringes.
Exact size is 5 ft. 4 in. by 3 ft. 1970s.
Last photo with the coin 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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