The Baloch or Baluch are an Iranian people who live mainly in the Balochistan region, located at the southeasternmost edge of the Iranian plateau, encompassing the countries of Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan. There are also Baloch diaspora communities in neighbouring regions, including in India, Turkmenistan and the Arabian Peninsula.
This rug woven by a Baluch weaver has an unusual combination of Baluch and Turkmen motifs. The pile is low in some areas, and all the dyes are natural.
Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool
Size: 185×97 cms
Origin: Baluch tribe, Afghanistan
Date of weaving: 1940s