391. An authentic tribal antique Baluch

Antique Baluch Afghan Rug

391. Provenance: Baluch tribes, Western Afghanistan

Size: 182 x 120 cm

Age: Circa 1910

Condition: Good, with just minor loss at one end.

Notes: A classic Afghan Baluch piece, with the kind of subdued colouring that comes from their limited access to available dyes. Here, the madder root has been used for the soft brown, iron-oxide from rocks for the dark brown, and indigo (imported from India) for the blue. Lustrous, soft hand-spun wool.