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

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BM/SB1

This handsome Baluch rug is unusual in having a field of vertical minor borders surrounded by a powerful madder-red border. The rug is in excellent condition and is complete with long plain-weave and brocaded skirts each end.
Size: 1.73m x 0.86m (5' 8" x 2' 10").
£1,850
| $2,463 USD | €2,096 EUR

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

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BM1480

This small Baluch rug was made in the Ferdows region of south-east Persia around 1880.
The natural camel-hair field blends beautifully with the 'kochak' symbols scattered in diagonal rows and disappearing under the borders and into infinity. Equally attractive is the typical Ferdows Baluch main border with its wonderful array of natural colours. In very good condition, this is a truly lovely rug from the Ferdows area.
Size: 1.30m x 0.79m (4' 3" x 2' 7").
£1,750
| $2,330 USD | €1,983 EUR

Baluch Tribal Rug, Mahdad Khani Sub-Tribe, Khorassan ...

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RUGMAC 50

This amazing 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 a powerful Turkmen tribe or possibly inter-marriage? The rug is in very good overall condition with extremely attractive and decorative skirts each end.
Size: 1.82m x 0.99m (6' 0" x 3' 3").
£1,500
| $1,997 USD | €1,700 EUR

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

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BM/CA2

A most attractive early rug of the Baluch nomads of Khorassan, north-east Persia, made circa 1870. The overall condition is very good apart from a 23cm (9") old re-weave in the centre-right, which can be seen in the close-up images. Although not that obvious when viewing the rug, this re-weave can be removed and expertly re-done at a reasonable cost, if required. The brown dye has mordant corrosion, which is expected in most Baluch rugs and weavings of this age.
Nevertheless, this is a very handsome and collectable rug.
Size: 1.70m x 1.14m (5' 7" x 3' 9").
£1,250
| $1,664 USD | €1,416 EUR

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

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BM1412

This Baluch rug ranks up amongst the very best with its fabulous indigo-blue field incorporating attractive sky-blue lozenges. The glowing madder-red main border depicts the 'hashie anguri' or grape-vine pattern. In excellent condition, and made circa 1870, this Baluch will be on display and for sale at the HALI Fair in London from the 27th - 30th June.
Size: 2.14m x 1.07m (7' 0" x 3' 6").
SOLD

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

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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").
SOLD

Antique Baluch Rug, Bahluli Sub-Tribe, Sistan Province, ...

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BM/PC

This rug has been in my personal collection for many years and has been one of my all-time favourite Baluchi rugs, but I now feel it is time to move it on. I've had great pleasure from it and now it is time for someone else to enjoy it. This is probably one of the best Bahluli Baluch rugs I've seen over the years, with it fabulous array of vegetable colours - indigo-blue, madder-red, turquoise, pea-green and highlights of natural undyed ivory wool. The aubergine field contains a myriad of 'birds-heads' lozenges interspersed with various symbols and, if you look closely, you will observe a few animal figures. The outer red and inner ivory borders are most attractive having a scroll-like design, which I suspect might symbolise flowing water. The long flat-woven skirts are intact at each end of the rug - a very desirable feature.
The rug is illustrated in the third edition of my book 'Tribal Rugs - Treasures of the Black Tent' on page 126.
Size: 1.82m x 0.91m (6' 0" x 3' 0").
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Antique Baluch Rug, Khorassan, North-East Persia

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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").
SOLD

Antique Baluch Rug, Jehan Begi Tribe, Khorassan ...

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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").
SOLD

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

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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").
SOLD

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

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BM1292

A unique and rare little Baluch rug in excellent condition and with an unusual colour palette - mainly having an aubergine field. Made around 1870-1880, I haven't come across a Baluch like this before. It really is a beautiful rug.
Size: 1.42m x 0.90m (4' 8" x 3' 0")
SOLD

Antique Ru Korssi, Baluch Tribes, Khorassan Province, ...

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This rare and magnificent Ru Korssi nearly found a home with me but ...... one can't keep everything!!
The ru korssi was the decorative cover for the mangal - a small square wooden frame, covered with blankets under which were placed bowls of burning charcoal. The nomads would tuck their feet under the blankets to warm themselves and on top of the blankets was placed the ru korssi. This piece was made by Baluch tribes during the last quarter of the 19th century and has a plain-weave natural camel-hair central field containing two 'trees-of-life' and surrounded by a wide madder-red border in knotted-pile. Note the tiny quadrupeds woven into the area around the base of the trees - quite charming!
Size: 1.10m x 0.92m (3' 7" x 3' 0").
SOLD