Antique Baluch Prayer Rug
Dim: 28″ x 47″
Materials: Hand-Spun Wool on natural wool foundation
Age. ca. 1910
Condition: Very good with overall muted colors from naturally derived dyes. Almost entirely intact with the original two cord selvage (sides) and the kililm on both ends.
Remarks: This is a tribal prayer rug, displaying the Mihrab (prayer arch) at itstop. The Baluch are a nomadic and semi-nomadic tribe whose flatweave, pile and soumak weaves are created primarily as utilitarian tribal pieces. The colors of aubergine, grass green, goldenrod yellow, blue, and different shades of brown are all natural native colors derived from the habitat of the Baluch.