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Consigned, Hand Made Antique Afghan Baluch Rug 3.6'x7.3', 1900

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Consigned, Hand Made Antique Afghan Baluch Rug 3.6'x7.3', 1900

Antique hand made Afghan Baluch rug. This Afghan rug has beautiful bright colours of red, white, burgundy, and blue. Very nice repeating design in the center and tribal border around. The condition of this rug is original and good. It has nice, soft pile.Baluch rugs are hand knotted rugs that are woven in the wider area of Baluchistan, which covers the South Eastern Province of Baluchistan of Iran, South west of Afghanistan, and East of Pakistan, near the Borders of Eastern Province of Baluchistan of Iran, South west of Afghanistan, and East of Pakistan, near the Borders of the three countries. Baluchi rugs are tribal by nature and are initially made to be used inside tribal tents, which are often mobile and move from one place to another. Therefore as a matter of practicality they are produced in smaller sizes, the most common of them around 3x4', 4x6' and they are usually limited to less than 8 feet in length.Pile rugs in general are made from a mix of wool and cotton, in which cotton is used as the base of the rugs and wool form the pile. In Baluch rugs, unlike most other types of rugs, even the foundation of the rug is made of wool. The wool used in Baluchi rugs are normally hand spun and, until very recently, Baluch rugs have been using natural and vegetable dyes. These rugs are known for their resilience. However, due to the type of materials used and the circumstances the knot density in Baluchi rugs are lower than most hand knotted rugs. Baluchi rugs are often woven with geometric motifs and tribal designs, most of them using darker colours which is consistent for the environment in which they are used.-condition: original good-circa: 1900,-size: 3.6' x 7.3' ( 112cm x 223cm ),-material: wool,-country of origin: Afghanistan,-style: Baluch,-background colours: red, burgundy, navy blue, white, olive brown. read more

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