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 features a field with geometrically shaped motifs arranged symmetrically in the form of a trellis. However, if we look at the bottom right, the weaver has broken the symmetry and has arranged the motifs randomly. It could also be that a young and inexperienced weaver started the rug and someone with more years continued it until completing it at the top. In any case, it is a rug full of charm, with its perfect “imperfections”, imperfections that become distinctive features that make the rug a unique and appreciated work of art. The rug is woven from natural, undyed wool and from dyed wool. The wool is soft and lustrous, and the hair has been grown long. The rug is topped at both ends with kilims (there is a stain at one end.
Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool
Size: 283×180 cms
Origin: Taimani-Baluch tribe from Afghanistán
Date of weaving: 1950s