This Persian rug has a cotton foundation and a wool pile. It has a standard 110 knots per square inch.
The Balouch people live in the border region between Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan (also known as Balouchistan). Their rugs tend to comprise lively arrangements of traditional tribal motifs rendered in distinctive dark reds and browns with crisp ivory or gold highlights. Far from just being beautiful examples of geometric pattern-making, their rugs are in fact rich in symbolism. Motifs such as the Wolf’s Mouth and the Evil Eye for instance offer protection, while the Tree of Life alludes to fertility, abundance and even immortality. While the tribal nature of these rugs limits their size to small-to-medium, they are nonetheless attractive and hard-wearing pieces.
The easy, deep and rich colour scheme makes them perfect for a variety of rooms. The medium pile leaves a luxurious feeling underfoot and they never fail to impress. The colourful animal motifs and geometric patterns displayed on the navy blue and cream centre fields make this piece stand out amongst other rugs from the area.
Mashhad Balouch - 190 x 103cm
|Product No: 1117-100||Knot Count: 110 KPSI|
|Pile: Wool||Foundation: Wool|
|Origin: Persian||Age: New|