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

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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").

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

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I particularly like the camel-hair field with the diagonal bands of 'Turkmen asiks' in different colours, disappearing under the borders and out into infinity. The main border is reminiscent of a popular Afshar pattern and also linked to the Ferdows region of the south-east Persian Baluch.
Size: 1.30m x 0.80m (4' 3" x 2' 8").

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

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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").

Antique Baluch Rug, Ali Mirza'i Tribe, Khorassan ...

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The wonderful soft colour palette in this Ali Mirza'i Baluch rug of madder-red and indigo-blue is subtle and beautiful at the same time. The very slight corrosion to the dark-brown dye within the field gives the whole rug a 3-dimensional feel. It is in excellent condition and retains its fabulous kilim skirts at each end.
Size: 1.88m x 1.05m (6' 2" x 3' 5").

Antique Baluch Rug, Mahdad Khani Tribe, Khorassan, ...

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An extremely handsome rug in near-mint condition, made by the Mahdad Khani Baluch tribe in Khorassan Province, north-east Persia circa 1880. The rug has an unusual compartmentalised design of Turkmen-inspired 'kotchak' symbols and is complete with full plain-weave and brocaded skirts each end. A very collectable rug.
Size:2.44m x 1.17m (8' 0" x 3' 10").

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

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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").

Antique Baluch Tribal Carpet, Western Afghanistan.

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An attractive small carpet of the Baluch nomads of western Afghanistan in very good overall condition and made circa 1900.
Size: 2.87m x 1.78m (9' 5" x 5' 10").

Antique Prayer-Rug, Baluch Tribes, Khorassan Province, North-East ...

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This charming prayer-rug, made by Baluch tribes around 1900, contains a camel-hair field with 'tree-of-life' rising upwards. The two panels on either side of the mihrab contain hands - a reminder where to place hands during prayer. In good condition.
Size: 1.73m x 0.92m (5' 8" x 3' 0").

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

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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").

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

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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").

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

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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").

Antique Baluch Rug, Khorassan, North-East Persia

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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").