Antique Afghan rug in a very unusual range of colours, including green/turquoise blue, fuchsia and a deep ocher background. The sheep’s wool is soft and shiny, and goat’s wool has been used to finish the edges. The weaver has woven geometric motifs and has included some animals. An interesting piece.

Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool   

Size: 238×107 cms

Origin: Herat Madad Khnai Baluch tribe from Afghanistan

Date of weaving: 1940s

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.

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SKU: A2212142