Antique Belouch Silk AL8763 76 x 65cm


76 x 65cm
Rare and extremely finely woven antique silk Baluch rug. Silk foundation coupled with beautifully kork wool with one of the most classic designs. This is an exceptionally striking rug that deserves to be the centre place of any room.

Conservatively estimated to be 70 years old. Superb, perfect condition.

Kork is the finest the wool found on the nape of a lamb at one year old. It is collected once per a lamb’s life time. The exquisite wool is gathered and dyed specifically for one rug as such wool cannot be collected en masse.

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Belouch (Baluchi)
Many of the Belouch tribes are still nomads this day, and they roam throughout eastern Iran, western Pakistan and Afghanistan. Iranian Belouch rugs are woven in and around the city of Meshed in the northeast Iran. Meshed serves as their collection centre. The designs of these rugs are always geometric. The most common patterns are tree of life, prayer rug, and the classic Bokhara pattern of columns of octagonal guls. All these designs are worked in dark claret red, ultramarine blue and brown with camel and ivory accents.
Iranian Belouchs are worked in Persian knots on cotton warps and are quite hard wearing. Their quality can range from coarse to medium with the rare exceptionally fine piece. Usually, the highest of the range will have up to 100 knots per square inch. Iranian Belouchs are usually no larger than 6×4 ft.

Belouch rugs made in Afghanistan are often collected in the city of Herat. These rugs are woven on wool foundations in traditional designs similar to those found in Iranian Belouchs. Generally, they are more closely woven than their Iranian counterparts with a shorter pile. They too petite like Iranian Balouchs, although coarsely woven larger carpets do appear every now and again.

All our rugs at Oriental Rug Gallery are hand weaved carpets by professional rug artisans, village weavers and nomadic tribes in Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa regions. Our rugs range from designer artist labels to rugs lovingly created by women at home. Oriental Rug Gallery specialises in Persian rugs, but we also have a selection of other authentic rugs from other regions in the world. Give us a call on 07768616666 to find out more about this rug.

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