Baluch carpet

Baluch carpet
from western Afghanistan
circa 1900
Size: 390 x 200 cm

List Price: $. 2,750
Sale Price: $. 1,980
When Allah created the world, they say, he forgot about Baluchistan and so he had to use the leftovers. The harshness and rocky infertility of the ancient homeland of the Baluchi tribes people is aptly conveyed in this saying.
Baluchi rugs have traditionally been recognised by a distinctive dark palette and by the use of materials such as goat and camel hair. This old carpet has a wonderfully lustrous woollen pile.