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 with undyed natural wool. The central field has randomly arranged motifs and a single goat at the top. The two edges are topped with two wide kilim endings. The pile is very long.
Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool
Size: 187×70 cms
Origin: Baluch tribe from Afghanistan
Date of weaving: 1960s