West Afghanistan Baluch Prayer Rugs

Examples:

Firoz Kohi prayer rug Persia 2nd half 19th C

Firoz Kohi prayer rug Persia 2nd half 19th C

Provenance: Northwest Afghanistan

Function: prayer rug

Date: 2nd half 19th century

Size: 0.81 x 1.24 m (2'8" x 4'1")

Materials: wool with camel wefts

Technique: pile, asymmetrical knot open left. Kelim is weft-faced plain weave

Condition: selvedges are not original

Comments: essence of nomad; electric blue









"Connected Hexagon" Baluch Prayer Rug C. 1860
"Connected Hexagon" Baluch Prayer Rug C. 1860

This is a connected hexagon Baluch prayer rug. It was woven about 1860 in Afghaistan and is in very good condition. The size is about 4x5 and the dyes are all vegetal.