Baluch Bags

Examples of Antique Baluch Bags

Examples:

Baluch Bagface, late 19th century



Belouch Bagface, East Persia, late 19th century. Oxidized browns. Approx. 1 ft. 4 in. x 1 ft. 7 in.



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Baluch Bagface, 19th century



Size: 1 ft. 11 in. x 1 ft. 8 in.

Region: West Asia, Persia, Southeast Persia, Baluch



Antique Meshed Baluch Saddle Rug



1 ft. 11 in. x 1 ft. 6 in.

This is an Antique Persian Baluch saddle rug from the Meshed area. The key to my attribution is dye usage. In antique Baluch rugs Afghan Baluch have much more brown as a general rule and very rarely do they have a good clear yellow. Rugs from Meshed usually have mostly red and blue with white and a good clear yellow. I call this a saddle rug because it has a pommel slit.

Structure: Asymmetrical knot open to the left. 8 knots per horizontal inch and 13 knots per vertical inch. 104 per square inch (1612 per square decimeter). Mildly depressed warps.

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: 2 ply Wool, ivory.

Weft: 2 shots, 2 ply dark brown wool.

Pile: 2 Wool singles.

Ends: Top: 4 inch plain weave triangular corner skirts with warp fringe. Bottom: reduced.

Selvages: 4 cord wrapped into two.

Further Notes: Very good condition. Shows minor wear, has corrosive browns and blacks, minor loss of a few field knots. The color in this rug is the quintessential Meshed Baluch. The reds and blues are super, and the yellow is seen in the very best rugs of this type.





Baluch Bagface, early 20th century




Region: Persia

Dimensions: 56 x 76 cm



Baluch Pile Bag Face, mid 20th century



Size: 2 ft. 5 in. x 2 ft. 8 in.

This a very pretty tribal rug from one of the villages in Northeast Iran in the province of Khorasan. The border is a traditional border in the Turbat-i-Haydari. The pattern is reminiscent of a Turkoman infinite repeat pattern but it is more of a repetitive design repeat. It is a good thick sturdy village rug that is both attractive and utilitarian.

This is a handmade Baluch bag face. It dates to the mid 20th century.

Structure: Asymmetrical knot open to the left. 6 knots per horizontal inch and 10 knots per vertical inch. 60 per square inch (930 per square decimeter).

Color: Raspberry, plum, midnight blue, ivory.

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: 2 ply red wool.

Weft: 2 shots gray cotton.

Pile: 2 wool singles with 1 inch attached fringe.

Ends: Folded over stitched with slits (top); 2 inch plain weave and heavy crossed wefts with warp fringe.

Selvages: 2 cord overcasting blue wool.

Handle: Durable, light, soft wool.





Baluch Bagface, second half 19th century



Baluch Bag, Northeast Persia, second half 19th century. Some moth damage and small repairs. 2 ft. 9 in. x 2 ft. 4 in.



Antique Baluch Salt Bag, fourth quarter 19th century



1 ft. 9 in. x 1 ft. 3 in.

Salt-Bag, Baluch Tribes, Southeast Persia, fourth quarter 19th century.

A fabulous bag with front and back similar. Particularly attractive are the finely woven tassels.



Sanjabi Kurd Sumac and Pile Salt Bag, fourth quarter 19th century



2 ft. 2 in. x 1 ft. 1 in.

Salt-Bag, Sanjabi Kurds, Kurdistan, circa 1900.

A beautiful bag in mint condition with original braided handle. The base of the bag is in knotted-pile for resiliance.



Baluch Salt Bag, final quarter 19th century



1 ft. 10 in. x 1 ft. 5 in.

Salt-Bag, Baluch Tribes, Khorassan, Northeast Persia, fourth quarter 19th century.

A rare knotted-pile salt-bag with plainweave back in excellent condition.



Baluch Bagface, last quarter 19th century 



2 ft. 8 in. x 2 ft.

Baluch Bagface, Northeast Persia, fourth quarter 19th century. Slight moth damage; reovercast.



Baluch Bagface, last quarter 19th century



2 ft. 7 in. x 2 ft. 2 in.

Baluch Bagface, Northeast Persia, fourth quarter 19th century. Even wear, selvage damage, end fraying, small repairs.


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