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 prayer rug from the Yaqoob Khan Baluch tribe of Afghanistan stands out as a most peculiar prayer rug. The rare large central medallion is black, with small plant motifs and polylobed medallions. The wool is soft and lustrous.
Material: 100% hand-spun sheep wool
Size: 121×79 cms
Origin: Yaqoob Khan Baluch tribe from Afghanistan
Date of weaving: 1950s