The pushti o balisht is a small narrow knotted and piled fronted bag used as a cushion or pillow. It is filled with down or cotton and then open and closed. It is then used as a back pillow or cushion.

This antique balisht or cushion was woven by a woman from the Serkhat Baluch tribe of the Sistan region of Afghanistan. The wool is soft and silky and the dyes are natural.

Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool

Size: 94×42 cms

Origin: Serkhat Baluch, Sistan area from Afghanistan

Date of weaving: 1920s  


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SKU: AT2212214