96. A striking Antique Taimuri Baluch Prayer Rug

Afghan Baluch Taimuri Prayer Rug natural dyes Antique

96. Provenance: Baluch, North Eastern Persia. 'Namazlik' (prayer rug) ref: Boucher, p94, 22, 96, 20 MacDonald, p224, Black p156

Size: 152 x 77cm

Age: Circa 1880

Materials: Sheep and camel wool pile on wool foundation.

Condition: Fair. Some lowered pile, corrosion of dyes. Minor loss to ends.

Design: ‘Tree of life’ on undyed camel wool ground prayer rug. Classic Baluch. Colours & weave: Restrained, subdued, harmonious, natural dyes. Madder root, undyed camel wool etc.