769. a highly attractive antique Baluch prayer rug

Old or antique Baluch Afghan prayer rug

769. Provenance: Baluch, Afghanistan (possibly Khorrossan, Eastern Persia)

Size: 90 x 160cm

Age: Circa 1920

Condition: Good for age. Kilim ends showing some wear, but often they are not present at all by this age.

Notes: A calming and attractive Baluchi prayer rug, featuring a repeat of a Turkoman-like tribal motif set within individual diamonds. Variations in colour and shade add depth and interest to the field. The border also contains motifs reminisent of Tekke pile weavings. Natural dyes, chief of which is the madder root. All wool construction, as are all true tribal rugs.