The Baluch people are mainly Persian speaking tribes that inhabit the Eastern regions of Iran, Southern Pakistan and West Afghanistan.The Afghan Baluch rug production comes from two main areas, Chakhansaur district in South West Afghanistan in the Siestan dessert and Badghis province West and North of Herat. Characteristics of Baluch weaving is finess of stitch and weave and general use of sombre harmonious colourings of Indigo blues and soft reds.The wool is from the Baluchi and Ghilzai sheep that gives the Afghan Baluch its lustrous sheen.
Antique Baluch prayer rug Kawdani from North Afghanistan. Very fine with a camel ground and featurung the old curled leaf border. (Needs a small repair in the selvedge top right but generally in very good condition.)