antique baluch rug ali mirza'i tribe khorassan province northeast persia

Antique Baluch Rug, Ali Mirza'i Tribe, Khorassan Province, North-East Persia.



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Just magnificent! Ali Mirza'i Baluch weaving at it's very best from circa 1870-1880.
What instantly appeals is the use of glowing madder-red throughout. The central field with its myriad of totemic octagons - like Turkmen guls - disappearing under the borders and out into infinity! So what the weaver has done here is to simply grab a small piece of Paradise, surround it with a powerful 'hashie nargessi' or narcissus main border, and prevent good from escaping and evil spirits getting in.
The rug is in excellent condition for its age with brocaded chevron plain-weave skirts at each end. The lower skirt has had restoration in two of the black chevrons as can be seen in one of the close-up images but otherwise no other repairs exist in the rug. A superb and rare example of Baluchi weaving.
Size: 1.83m x 0.97m (6' 0" x 3' 2").
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Internal Ref: BM1902


Height = 183 cm (72")
Width = 97 cm (38")
Depth = 0 cm (0")

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