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.