Baluch prayer rug with tree of life motif, in camel, red, black, and white. early 20th century from Afghanistan

Vintage Baluch Prayer Rug - 3' x 5'

Regular price $485.00 Sale

This Baluch prayer rug was handwoven during the second quarter of the 20th century in Western Afghanistan. This field is composed of a directional prayer niche with a slender tree-of-life central motif that fills the camel mihrab completely. Following the shape of the mihrab is a small border of weaving combs. The two spandrels at the top of the rug on either side of the niche are also camel backed, but have a simpler, more stylized design. Multiple borders in varying shades of red complete the design. 

In very good condition, signs of wear consistent with age. Low pile, with a sturdy handle. Original kilim ends mostly intact. 

 

Size: 3' x 5'

Age: Q2 20th century (1925-1950)

Country of Origin: Afghanistan

Type of Rug: Baluch

Material: 100% Wool

Pile Height: Low

Condition: Very Good

 

BK1763