Baluch Tribal Rug, Khorassan Region, North-West Persia. ...

Item Number
BM1238

The dark-brown oxidised field colour creates an overall lattice design in a 3-dimensional effect as can be seen in the close-up images. I love the tiny quadrupeds within the ivory-coloured nectar-blossom flowers. If you look closely, you will see how the weaver has subtly and very cleverly, depicted males and females, symbolising the creation of life in Paradise. The knotted-pile skirts are stunning. A very handsome rug of the Baluch nomads of Khorassan Province made circa 1880.
Size: 2.12m x 1.14m (7' 0" x 3' 9").
£1,750

Antique Baluch Tribal Rug, Khorassan Province, North-East ...

Item Number
BM/JH1

Beautiful natural shades of indigo-blue and madder-red dominate this lovely early Baluch. The white flowers in the indigo-blue field represent the nectar-blossom and the main border design powerfully frames the field. Typical for early Baluch rugs is the corrosive brown-dye, seen particularly around the ivory minor borders, caused by iron-mordanting of the wool.
Size: 2.44m x 1.00m (8' 0" x 3' 3").
£2,250

Antique Baluch Tribal Rug, Ferdows Region, South-East ...

Item Number
BM1217

This fabulous rug from the Baluch tribes of Ferdows in south-east Persia was made at the end of the 19th century. The beautiful, glossy wool in a glowing vegetable-dye pomegranate field, contains sky-blue stylised fish swimming around water-lilies. The main border is bold and powerful with the same design of two fish swimming around a water-lily - symbolic of happiness. The rug is in excellent condition.
Size: 1.96m x 1.14m (6' 5" x 3' 9").
£2,350

Antique Baluch Tribal Rug, Khorassan Province, North-East ...

Item Number
MAC10

This Baluch rug with its camel-hair field and madder-red borders, is in full pile and great condition apart from a tear in the top kilim-skirt which I have had expertly repaired, thus retaining its completeness. Made by Baluch tribes in Khorassan, north-east Persia around the last quarter of the 19th century.
Size: 1.82m x 0.97m (6' 0" x 3' 2").
£1,450

Antique Baluch Rug, Mahdad Khani Tribe, South-East ...

Item Number
BM979

This stunning Baluch rug was made by the Mahdad Khani tribe around 1880. It contains 2 vertical rows of 5 'Tekke' gols - a link at some point or another with this powerful Turkmen tribe or inter-marriage? The rug is in very good condition with no repairs whatsoever.
Size: 1.82m x 0.99m (6' 0" x 3' 3").
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Antique Baluch Ali Mirza'i Tribal Rug, Khorassan ...

Item Number
BM1202

The madder-red ground colour on this elegant Baluch tribal rug glows beautifully, to the point that photographs don't do it any justice! The intricate field of interlinking symbols are superbly drawn and the main border contains the nectar blossom or 'mina khani' pattern. Quite probably made by the Ali Mirza'i tribe circa 1900, the rug is in excellent condition.
Size: 1.73m x 1.00m (5' 8" x 3' 3").
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Antique Baluch Rug, Khorassan, North-East Persia

Item Number
BM804

Wonderful vegetable colours throughout this beautiful rug from the khorassan Baluch made circa 1880. I love the indigo-blue field and the red main border comprising of the 'hashie anguri' or grape-vine design, as well as the stylised cockerels in the blue field symbolising the harbinger of the day and dispeller of the night.
Size: 2.00m x 1.04m (6' 6" x 3' 5").
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Antique Baluch Tribal Rug, Khorassan, North-East Persia ...

Item Number
BM808

In mint condition with only very slight brown-dye corrosion, this is a very beautiful rug of the Baluch tribes of Khorassan, north-east Persia, made around 1900. I particularly like the gorgeous, saturated madder-red throughout and the field of stylised flowers with small stylised 'trees' squeezed in along each vertical side of the field design. Another lovely touch to the rug is the sky-blue colour which outlines each of the flowers - a truly superb combination with the madder-red.
Size: 1.60m x 0.89m (5' 3" x 3' 0").
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Antique Prayer-Rug, Timuri Tribes, Western Afghanistan.

Item Number
BM527

This fantastic prayer-rug was made by Timuri tribes in western Afghanistan around 1870-1880. The field design reminds me of the 'Dokhtar-e-Ghazi' group - in this case, beautifully drawn with an exceptional use of vegetable green, yellow and ivory highlights. The use of green is particularly amazing - rarely found in such quantities in Timuri weavings! A truly wonderful piece in excellent condition with original sides and brocaded skirts.
Size: 1.63m x 1.15m (5 '4" x 3' 9").
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Antique Baluch Tribal Rug, Khorassan Province, North-East ...

Item Number
BM1237

Amongst my favourite Baluch rugs are those with a glowing vegetable indigo-blue field and madder-red main border. Sadly, they are few and far between. But here, just acquired, is such a fabulous example showing the blues and reds that make Baluch rugs the very best of type.
This rug from around 1880 is in excellent pile - soft, lustrous, glossy wool and a field rendition of the 'mina khani' or nectar blossom design - famous in the Baluch weavings of Khorassan, north-east Persia. The original brocaded skirts remain intact at both ends.
Size: 1.84m x 0.91m (6' x 3').
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Antique Baluch Tribal Rug, Khorassan Province, North-East ...

Item Number
B15

Magnificent natural colours abound in this rare and superb rug of the Baluch nomads of north-east Persia, made around 1870. The natural camel-hair field contains what appear to be stylised leaves in shades of vegetable aubergine, turquoise, light and mid indigo-blues. The main border is stunning with its light-blue continuous vine running all the way round on a glowing madder-red background colour. The only damage on the rug is in the two narrow bands of dark-brown soumack weave in both skirts, where the dark-brown dye has corroded due to the mordant effect. The lower skirt has the worst of the damage and I have had the bands sewn onto a backing cloth to protect from any further damage rather than remove the skirts completely which would, in my mind, amount to sacrilege! The rug is such a superb example of its type that I feel it should be placed in a very quiet room or hung on a wall - a great way to admire such a fabulous piece.
Size: 2.03m x 1.05m (6' 8" x 3' 5").
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Antique Prayer-Rug, Baluch Tribes, Persian/Afghan Borderlands

Item Number
BM1108

Here we see a rare, tiny prayer-rug, made by Baluch nomads on the borderlands of north-eastern Persia and north-western Afghanistan during the third quarter of the 19th century.
The field is knotted in natural camel-hair and comprises a 'tree-of-life' surrounded by stylised quadrupeds. This is an archaic little rug and utterly charming in every way.
Size: 91cm x 66cm (3' 0" x 2' 2").
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Antique Baluch Tribal Rug, Khorassan, North-East Persia. ...

Item Number
BM519

This charming Baluch rug is unusual for its small size. Dating to around 1870-1880, the rug is in very good condition although the brown dye has corroded due to the iron mordant in the wool - fairly typical in Baluch rugs of this age. Otherwise, the colours are all natural, the pille is excellent and the rug retains its flatwoven and brocaded skirts at each end. In need of a good wash and some very minor restoration.
Size: 1.17m x 0.79m (3' 10" x 2' 7").
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Antique Prayer Rug, Baluch Shahraki-Sarbandi Tribe, Sistan ...

Item Number
BM909

This stunning prayer rug was possibly made by the Shahraki-Sarbandi Baluch tribe of Sistan province, south-eastern Persia around 1860/1870.
The rug is in excellent condition and retains its fabulous, brocaded, flatwoven skirts at each end - most unusual in design. The central 'tree-of-life' is depicted on a natural camel-hair background and small stylised creatures can be seen on either side of the '8-pointed star' at the very top of the tree. This is a highly collectable prayer rug of this tribal group.
Size: 1.63m x 0.94m (5' 4" x 3' 1").
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Antique Baluch Tribal Rug, Khorassan, North-East Persia ...

Item Number
BM879

This fabulous example of fine Baluch work dates to the last quarter of the 19th century. Look at the long and beautiful skirts! It is remarkable to find a rug like this with complete plain-weave and brocaded skirts. The main border is unusual, the wool is soft and silky and the rug is in almost mint condition. The best of Baluch pile weaving is seen in this piece.
Size: 2.13m x 1.00m (7' 0" x 3' 3").
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Antique Baluch Rug, Khorassan Province, North-East Persia ...

Item Number
BM711

I love this little rug with its 'tree-of-life' design and gorgeous thick, soft, glossy wool and natural camel-hair pile. It's very unusual to find Baluch rugs in this tiny size, never mind its excellent condition with complete flatwoven skirts at both ends intact!
Size: 1.14m x 0.69m (3' 9" x 2' 3").
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Antique Prayer-Rug, Taimani- Baluch Nomads, Western Afghanistan. ...

Item Number

What a beautiful, archaic little prayer-rug, made on a natural undyed camel-hair field with a simple 'cross' border pattern and two large 'eyes' in the centre linking to a small 'eye' at the top.
I love the movement created by the weaver when she was creating each 'eye' - just like rippling water!
The rug was probably made around 1880-1890 and is in excellent condition with original flat-woven skirts each end.
Size: 96cm x 81cm (3' 2" x 2' 8").
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Antique Baluch Tribal Rug, Khorassan, North-East Persia ...

Item Number
BM1149

This beautiful mint condition Baluch rug of the last quarter 19th century was made in the Khorassan region of north-east Persia. The drawing of the design is superb with the central lozenges containing stylised cockerels - symbolising the harbinger of the day, dispeller of the night. Note the knotted-pile skirts at each end with minimal but important use of yellow and the depiction of small stylised 'cats' or 'lions' in the top and bottom main border. A truly fabulous rug!
Size: 1.96m x 1.00m (6' 5" x 3' 3")
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Antique Baluch Rug, Khorassan, North-East Persia

Item Number
BM846

A rug with a similar-design to this one can be seen in the V&A collection, London. This rug, which was made by Baluch tribes in north-east Persia at the end of the 19th century, is in mint condition, retains its flatwoven skirts at each end.
Size: 1.83m x 0.94m (6' 0" x 3' 1")
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Antique Baluch Tribal Rug, Khorassan Province, North-East ...

Item Number
BM1140

Tiny Baluch rugs of this size are rare. Here we can see a miniature version of a full-size hearth-type rug of the Baluch tribes of Khorassan, north-east Persia and made during the last quarter of the 19th century. The rug is in very good condition overall with a very nice palette of indigo-blue in the central field and madder-red in the main border.
Size: 1.22m x 0.65m (4' 0" x 2' 2").
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Antique Baluch Rug, Khorassan, North-East Persia

Item Number
BM606

This lovely antique Baluch rug is extremely finely knotted - all natural dyes and in excellent condition with complete flatwoven skirts at each end. Made in the north-east Persian Khorassan province around 1880, the rug is possibly the work of the Mahdad Khani Baluch. A similar example can be seen in Adil Besim's 'Mythos & Mystic' Book 4 and referred to as 'Maadan' Baluch.
Size: 1.93m x 0.92m (6' 4" x 3' 0").
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Antique Timuri-Sangtschuli Rug, Western Afghanistan

Item Number
BM678

This very handsome rug was made by the Timuri-Sangtschuli tribe in western Afghanistan during the 3rd quarter 19th century. The overall condition of the rug is very good albeit having some minor mordant corrosian in the dark-brown dye and some minor damage to the lower plain-weave skirt. The colours in the rug comprise of shades of madder-red and cochineal, indigo, natural ivory and brown.
Size: 1.93m x 1.07m (6' 4" x 3' 6").
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Antique Baluch Rug, Khorassan Province, North-East Persia. ...

Item Number
BM1194

This attractive old Baluch rug - made around 1910-1920 - was acquired in Iran in the 1940s by an elderly couple who were in the diplomatic service. The rug, which has a plum-coloured field, has the most luxuriant quality wool and is in mint condition. Although not the oldest of Baluch rugs from this area, it is beautifully made with every detail associated with the earlier types.
Size: 1.88m x 1.09m (6' 2" x 3' 7").
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Antique Baluch Rug, Jehan Begi Tribe, Khorassan ...

Item Number
B27

The deep indigo-blue field contains small white flowers referred to as 'gol shaftalu' or nectar blossom. The main madder-red border is a powerful rendering of the 'hashie anguri' or grape-vine pattern. The red is absolutely beautiful - deep saturated colour - as is the glowing indigo-blue in the central field. The rug is in very good condition, albeit having corroded brown, as is typical with Baluch rugs of this age, and is complete with flat-woven skirts at both ends.
Size: 1.95m x 1.17m (6' 5" x 3' 10").
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