This Baluch rug woven at the border of Afghanistan and Iran during the late 19th century.
The rug is composed of a honeycomb design of hexagons. Within the hexagons are hooked geometric shapes. The color palette is subdued and limited to reds, blues, and browns. The browns are oxidized in this rug, but the red and blue still stand out in their velvety glory. Filling the space throughout and providing visual contrast are ivory dots of wool for the minor borders, while red dots fill in the negative space of the main design. The wide main border is composed of the 'Turkmen line' design, very popular with Baluchi weavers.
In very good condition, signs of wear consistent with age. Pile is low, with a flowing handle. Original kilim ends are still intact.