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

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BM1578

A rare and charming rug of the Baluch nomads of Khorassan Province, north-east Persia and made around 1870-1880. The natural camel-hair field contains a myriad of stylised creatures - peacocks, deer, gazelle and even a little chicken at the very top left. The outer and inner borders contain seated camels and the main border, stylised peacocks - symbols of immortality and wealth. Note the ivory date inserted into the main border lower middle left .
The rug, which is in excellent condition, is complete with goat-hair selvedges and ivory elems.
Size: 1.53 x 0.91m (5' 0" x 3' 0").
£2,500
| $3,484 USD | €2,914 EUR

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

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BM1600

In beautiful condition, this stunning Baluch rug, made circa 1880, has a deep indigo-blue ground with a depiction of ivory nectar-blossom flowers throughout. I find the madder-red main border most attractive with its depiction of stylised 'trees-of-life' on each side. The rug is complete with flat-woven and brocaded skirts, the sides over-bound in strong goat-hair and it is in excellent condition.
Size: 1.58m x 0.86m (5' 2" x 2' 10").
£1,850
| $2,578 USD | €2,156 EUR

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

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BM1480

This small Baluch rug was made in the Sistan 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 Sistani Baluch main border with its wonderful array of natural colours.
In very good condition, this is a truly stunning little rug.
Size: 1.30m x 0.79m (4' 3" x 2' 7").
£1,500
| $2,090 USD | €1,748 EUR

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

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B3

This amazing Baluch rug was made by the Mahdad Khani tribe around 1880 in the region of Ferdows in south-east Persia.
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").
£1,450
| $2,021 USD | €1,690 EUR

Antique Baluch Tribal Rug, Khorassan Province, 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 and an old 23cm (9") old re-weave in the centre-right has been well improved. 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 collectible rug.
Size: 1.70m x 1.14m (5' 7" x 3' 9").
£1,250
| $1,742 USD | €1,457 EUR

Antique Baluch Rug, Bahluli Sub-Tribe, South-East Persia. ...

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BM/SC1

What attracted me to this charming rug were the juxtaposition of the stunning vegetable colours. There is a subtle movement of colour throughout - a gorgeous pea-green and darker green appearing throughout as well as a small amount of sky-blue, shining out of the darkness.
Symmetrically knotted pile suggests a Bahluli - Baluch origin somewhere in south-eastern Persia and made circa 1860-1870. An ivory border frames the field containing a version of 'quincunx' or dice-fives - symbols of protection.
The rug is in good condition with low-cut pile and the remains of what were once, probably, slightly longer kilim skirts.
Size: 1.50m x 0.87m (5' 0" x 2' 10").
£1,150
| $1,603 USD | €1,340 EUR

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

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LCBM10

This beautiful, small, early Baluch rug has fabulous, glossy wool, as would be expected from a second half 19th century Baluch, and in very good overall condition.
The main border design is unusual and most attractive and the inner border is knotted in natural camel-hair. This is a very collectible rug from the Khorassan Baluch nomads.
Size: 1.06m x 0.81m (3' 6" x 2' 8").
£950
| $1,324 USD | €1,107 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").
SOLD

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