94. A collectable Antique Baluch Taimuri Carpet

Antique Baluch Taimuri Mushwani Tribal Rug Afghaistan

94. Provenance: Taimuri/Mushwani Baluch, Western Afghanistan ref: MacDonald, p236, 220, Boucher, p138, Parsons p142

Size: 297 x 174cm

Age: Circa 1880

Materials: Excellent hand-spun Kurk wool pile on wool foundation.

Condition: Overall fair. Some localised wear - heavier on one side. Some corrosion to dark areas (normal with such aged Baluchis). Still intact, fine kilim ends. This is a collector’s piece, but would be best hung on a wall as the foundation is weak in parts.

Colours & weave: Sombre palette typical of this age Baluch. All natural dyes. Madder root. Indigo.

Price: $1875