Baluch Rug, Eastern Persia

Baluch rug
from eastern Persia
circa 1900
Size:257 c 107cm

Baluchi rugs have traditionally been recognised by a distinctively rich dark palette so evident in this fine piece.
Rug nomenclature changes and whilst the term Baluchi is still generally used, many such rugs are now attributed to other groups in the area.
This type, associated with the market centre of Torbat-i-haydari, is unusually long and narrow. It shows a variation on a white petalled rosette pattern referred to as ‘mina khani’, a pattern common to kurdish weavings.
Its condition belies the age of the piece, but I suspect it has barely seen the light of day in its some 100 years of existence.