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Superb Old Hand Knotted Afghan Beluch Rug Wonderful Abrash

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Superb Old Hand Knotted Afghan Beluch Rug Wonderful Abrash

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W-99 L-160 (cm)

Item Reference:

80737-435-2Tip! This item's Ref-Code breaks down thus...
Item Ref Code: 80737-435-2
Item No. 80737 - Dealer No. 435 - Building No. 2


Superb Old Hand Knotted Afghan Beluch Rug Wonderful Abrash Colour Change With Bird Motifs an Unusual Piece.
A handmade Beluch carpet manufactured by nomads near the border between Iran and Afghanistan.
The Beluchis live on the border district between Iran and Afghanistan.
Beluch is a generic term of nomads consisting of smaller tribes with varied origin.
Their livelihood consists of agriculture, raising sheep, goats and camels together with carpet manufacturing.
The Beluch carpets have a close relationship with carpets from Afghanistan and Turkmenistan.
The colours are often dull and dark red, dark blue, black and brown. The patterns are geometrical with curvilinear life trees.
They are often designed as prayer carpets with a prayer niche.
Sometimes, the carpets have decorative kelims on the short sides to protect the carpet against wear.
The long sides often consist of many cables, made with goat and horse hair.
The warp is made of wool or a mixture of wool and goat hair and newer carpets have a warp made of cotton.
The workmanship is of high quality; these carpets are tight and thin and give a real feeling of genuine nomadic handicraft.
The carpets are mostly made in small sizes with lively patterns. 304S


Item Reference
Width: 99 cm
Length: 160 cm
20th Century
Country of Origin
Good Consistent With Age


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