By Jessica Allan
Baluch rugs are woven by Baluch nomads generally living near the borders of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. 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. Field colors are typically brown and dyed with corrosive dyes that are easily identified by the uneven wearing down of wool pile where the dye has been used. They also may have camel or ivory colored highlights. Small prayer style Baluchs are common with geometric mihrabs. Baluch rugs are woven with Persian knots. Baluch rugs usually come in smaller sizes from 2x4-4x6 although they are not as easy to find, they can also be found in larger sizes.
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