Diamond Window Baluch Kilim

This Baluch kilim from Afghanistan features a small main field containing purple and green diamonds against a brown background, surrounded by three concentric frames (purple, white, and purple again) in which the diamond pattern is repeated. The composition gives the impression of a window opening onto a tiled space.

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 6'8''

Age: circa 1940-1950

Material: Wool

Product Code: A10-104

Price: Rs68,000

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