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Title:
Bahluli-Baluch Rug
Khorasan Region
Northeast Persia
Size:
28” x 53” (+/-) ; 71 x 134 cm (+/-)
Circa:
1875
Cat. #:
421
Description:

Symmetrically knotted 'Baluch' rugs have typically been treated as a distinct subgroup among the wide variety of 'Baluch' weavings from eastern Iran and western Afghanistan.

 

This particular rug appears to be a distinct variant within that subset.

 

Several elements set it apart from the norm.

 

Although it is symmetrically knotted with displaced warp weave, it is smaller in size, has a narrower range of color, has pile woven end skirts diverging into flat weave and displays an imaginative treatment of the so-called Turkmen line border.

 

The ground is natural, undyed camel hair rather than the more commonly encountered dyed sheep's wool.

 

There are three distinct animal figures in the field.

 

Two humanoid figures accompany these animals.

 

Quincunx motifs are prominent as secondary elements.

Condition:

Very good.

Structure:
Warps:
Wool, handspun, 2-plied, natural shades of light brown with significant warp displacement, ribbed back.
   
Wefts:
Wool, handspun, natural shades of brown, two wefts after each row of knots.
   
Knots:
Symmetrical.
   
Sides:
Foundation warps are bundled into two cords; some of the original supplemental black-brown goat hair wrap has survived and is in reasonably good condition.
   
Ends:
The rug has a pile faux border, top and bottom, which flows into the more common flat weave construct.
Price:
On Request
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