Pair of Regency Giltwood Wall Sconces, ca 1820
Persian Baluch Wool Rug, thick and luxurious. 225cm x 168cm
A beautiful and colourful Baluch rug, with red ground, a repeating foliate medallion pattern and flatweave ends. The rug is densely knotted, so is thick and comfortable underfoot and in excellent condition.
The Baluchis are a nomadic ethnic group divided among Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Although most Baluchis live in Pakistan today, they can also be found in other countries but in significantly smaller numbers.
Their carpets are usually quite small in size, so more easily transportable. The classic colours are accentuated by vivid patterns.
Traditionally, the carpets of the Baluchis were made of sheep and goat wool from their own herds. .Like all carpets made by nomads, Baluch carpets are simple and robust.