Carpet, & Area Rugs
Baluch rugs are woven by
the nomadic Baluchi ethnic groups of Western Afghanistan and Eastern Iran.
The nomadic Baluchi people still live in black tents as they did hundreds
of years ago isolated from the modern world. Their rugs often take many
months to complete and are used in their simple households, or kept as
insurance against hard times.
The Baluchis' migratory lifestyle is largely
unaffected by civilization as we know it, and yet they produce these
elegant pieces of surpassing charm and good taste. The only common
feature of Baluchi rugs is the oriented form of the design. Each rug has
a multiplicity of motifs used that differs greatly from rug to rug.
Natural vegetable dyes are mainly used in Baluch rugs, this ensures color
purity and with time and use, a soft subtle patina.