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 circa 1960 prayer rug has soft, lustrous wool. Being dark, it is difficult to appreciate its beauty in photos, but in real life it is very elegant and majestic.
Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool
Size: 128×87 cms
Origin: Baluch tribe from Herat area, Afghanistan
Date of weaving: 1960s