Baluch kilim, SOLD

Baluchi kilim
from western Afghanistan
mid 20th century
Size: 228 x 123 cm

List Price: $. 1,650
Sale Price: $. 990

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 flatwoven piece features some brighter primary colours woven in an array of different techniques typical of the great variety traditionally employed by Baluchi women.