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An antique nomadic rug like no other from the Balochis in Persia

Updated: Sep 12, 2022


We're in 2022 and many may look at this antique #nomadic_rug and see an old and worn hand-knotted rug, but we see it somewhat different.

This hand-knotted wool rug is made with a wool foundation which is currently common in Afghanistan and common in antique Iranian rugs. This rug was woven by a nomadic group known as the Baluchi nomads which are found in both Iran and Afghanistan. The wool is often harvested from the goats or sheep that these nomadic people migrate with. The actual origin of this rug is unknown and difficult to track to a specific origin with how old it is. It has been estimated to be as old as circa. 1900 to possible 1920. I'm nearly forty years old and can't believe that this rug is more than double my age. After all these years, this rug still has excellent colors and detail. I personally love the allover boteh pattern found in the field of this rug combined with the fading effect seen moving from one end of the rug to the other. This abrash (color change) is done intentionally and seen in the weave from the back side of the rug. This rug is truly unique, one-of-a-kind and won't ever be discovered again. It deserves to be showcased and cherished for its antique beauty. You can find this affordable nomadic rug on our site. Please don't forget to sign up so you receive our new blogs.


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