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

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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").
| $3,972 USD | €3,321 EUR

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

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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").
| $3,136 USD | €2,622 EUR

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

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This early Baluch rug from the Khorassan region of north-east Persia was probably made around 1860 - 1870. The beautiful madder-red ground contains an early rendition of the so-called Turkmen 'gurbache' gul highlighted in glorious shades of deep to mid indigo-blue. The border depicts the continuous vine symbolising the eternal cycle of life. Apart from areas of corroded dark-brown wool due to mordant corrosion, the overall condition of the rug is very good for its age.
Size: 1.83m x 0.94m (6' 0" x 3' 1").
| $2,090 USD | €1,748 EUR

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

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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").
| $2,021 USD | €1,690 EUR

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").
| $1,533 USD | €1,282 EUR

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

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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").
| $1,324 USD | €1,107 EUR

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

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Unusual and utterly charming! Simple trees of life are depicted on a natural camel-hair field and surrounded by a border of '8-pointed stars' - symbols of protection. Made by Baluch nomads in the Sistan region of south-eastern Persia circa 1900-1920, I haven't seen anything quite like this gorgeous little rug before!
Size: 1.07m x 0.54m (3' 6" x 1' 9").
| $1,045 USD | €874 EUR

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").

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

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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").