Afghan Baluch Kilim

This Baluch kilim from southern Afghanistan features several rows of complex geometric motifs. The dark, sombre colours that are typical of Baluch weaving are punctuated by white cartouches containing the diamond motifs in three alternating rows, and by the delicate star motifs of the inner and outer borders.

Baluchistan is a sparsely populated area of arid deserts and mountains straddling Afghanistan, Pakistan and eastern Iran. Tribes from this area have a prolific tradition of flatweaving. Because of the prevalence of ornaments like rectangles, hexagons, and octagons, Baluch weaves belong to the geometric category of nomadic rugs. Many kilims from this area are made with a combination of three different techniques: weft-faced patterning (a type of flatweave), weft wrapping (soumak) and knotted pile.

Country of Origin: Afghanistan

Size: 4'0'' x 6'0''

Age: circa 1980

Material: Wool

Product Code: A09-010

Price: Rs26,000

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