from eastern Persia
late 19th century
Size: 145 x 90 cm
A great number of old oriental rugs are made using just four ingredients – white wool, brown wool (or camel hair) and the dyestuffs indigo and madder.
The mainstream of Baluchi weavings are readily identifiable through their darker palette of madder reds, browns and shades of indigo blue. This delightful small piece displays a rich and more varied range aubergine and lighter blues and an all-over diamond variant field pattern with many smaller motifs scattered at random.