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.
Semi-antique rug from the Baluch tribe woven with undyed natural wool, creating beautiful color changes on its surface. Although the central motifs appear to be plant motifs, they could also be Mother Goddesses, and therefore symbols of fertility. The border is formed by small flowers with six petals. Two of the ends are topped with kilims decorated with a small motif. The wool is very soft and shinny.
Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool
Size: 160×83 cms
Origin: Baluch tribe from Afghanistán
Date of weaving: 1950s