By Jessica Allan
Baluch rugs are woven in Baluchistan. They have geometric designs including the tree-of-life pattern, prayer style, and classic Bokhara patterns among others. They typically have dark, somber shades of red, blue and brown similar to the antique Baluch rug below. They also may have camel or ivory colored highlights. Baluch rugs are woven with Persian knots.
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