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 semi-antique rug from the Baluch tribe is woven entirely with undyed natural wool. It is very rare that the motif of the central field is repeated without modifications on the border, even the same tones, sizes and direction of the eight-petal flowers have been respected. The rug is topped with kilims at two of the ends. The plush that forms the pile is long and the wool soft and lustrous. Perfect for walking barefoot!
Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool
Size: 177×97 cms
Origin: Baluch tribe from Afghanistán
Date of weaving: 1960s