This vintage Baluch rug was handwoven at the Afghan/Iran border during the second quarter of the 20th century.
It is woven in warm earth tones of pumpkin, chocolate, indigo and a soft aubergine with pops of white acting as an accent color. The main design is a common Baluch motif of two-quartered leaves in a diagonal pattern. The main border is composed of the "horse's tail" motif, which became popular with Baluch weavers in the late 19th century. The minor borders are varied between floral designs and classic sawtooth and turret designs, outlined in white.
In excellent condition, signs of wear consistent with age. Pile is low, with a sturdy handle. Original kilim ends are still intact.