This Antique Baluch long rug was woven in the early 19th Century featuring a distressed look from its age. It exhibits two rows of six unusual octagonal 'turkmen' type gul designs not usually found on Baluch rugs. These octagonal bird head guls are flanked by smaller red and white star motifs. All surrounded by a beautiful meandering flower and vine border a glowing red background. Overall, great distressed accent rug or wall hanging art.
Age: Circa 1815-1850
Origin: Afghanistan, Persia
Dimensions: 4'0" x 6'6"
Condition: Good condition considering age with even pile wear. Soft and floppy feel. Original goat hair selvedges and slight loss to ends. Fully secured.
Color Palette: 5 colors including blue, red, brown, and ivory
Composition: 100% wool
Reference: For identical border and gols, see Hali, (Issue 59, Volume 13, Number 5, Oct. 1991, pg. 114, Plate 2), "Baluch Perspectives, Top of the Poll," Michael Craycraft.
One of a kind antique rug, handwoven and handknotted.
Carefully cleaned by hand using our proprietary technique with organic and natural supplies.