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

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BM/GM

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").
£1,750

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

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BM/KB

Just very occasionally, a fantastic Baluch rug comes my way - and it is a rare occurrence these days!
This is such a Baluch. This is a wonderful example of the best type where the weaver has used fabulous dark and sky indigo-blues and that highly desirable glowing tomato madder-red. Made around the mid 19th century, the weaver originally planned to use ivory for the inner minor border but then changed her mind and used a light sky-blue colour instead. Charming! Just look at the main border with its rendition of the 'hashie anguri' or grape-vine - powerful and beautifully drawn. To start and complete the rug, the weaver has intricately woven brocaded skirts - another highly desirable and collectable feature in the best of 19th century Baluch rugs.
I love this rug!
Size: 2.14m x 1.07m (7' 0" x 3' 6").
£4,500

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

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BM/NH

This is an unusual and lovely antique example of the Ferdows group of Baluchis, made during the last quarter of the 19th century. The rug has an attractive palette of light and dark blues, golden yellow, ivory and madder-red.
Size: 1.30m x 0.80m (4' 3" x 2' 7").
£1,450

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

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BM/AE3

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").
£950

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

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MAC22

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").
£2,250

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

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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, Khorassan Province, North-East ...

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BM1305

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").
£1,250

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

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BMac 1

The fabulous colours in this 19th century Mahdad Khani Baluch glow like oil floating on water!
I just love the juxtaposition of madder-red, deep indigo-blue and my favourite sky-blue.
The rug has superb shiny wool, vegetable colours and is in very good condition.
Size: 1.74m x 0.92m (5' 8" x 3' 0").
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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")
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Baluch Tribal Rug, Khorassan Province, North-East Persia. ...

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BM/JA

This magnificent large Baluch tribal rug has an overall design of stylised flowers in wonderful natural colours. The rug was found in a grubby condition hanging on a wall, and therefore has been preserved, due to its near-mint condition. It even retains its complete flat-woven skirts at each end - quite remarkable. Now washed, the wool is soft and lustrous and the rug is ready for an inviting floor!
Size: 2.50m x 1.35m (8' 3" x 4' 5").
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Baluch Tribal Rug, Khorassan Region, North-West Persia. ...

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BM1290

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

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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 ...

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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

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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").
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Antique Baluch Tribal Rug, Khorassan, North-East Persia ...

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

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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 ...

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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").
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Antique Prayer-Rug, Baluch Tribes, Persian/Afghan Borderlands

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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, 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").
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