Vintage Beluch Tribal Rug


Antique Tribal Beluch Rug - Afghanistan / Iran

Age :60+ yrs

Size : 1.90 x 1.16 m ( 6.2 ft x 3.9ft )and clear colors 

Balouchistan is a sparsely populated area of arid deserts and mountains that straddles the borders of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. The region is very inhospitable, with bitterly cold winters and extremely hot summers.The main Balouchi weaving area is a stretch of about 500 km along the Persian-Afghan border.Balouch peoples in Iran are village dwellers while those in Afghanistan and Pakistan are nomads. Balouchi tribes usually weave carpets of a small size, under ten feet, some kilims and a variety of camel bags, salt bags and soffrai.The wool used is fine, lustrous, and can be very soft.


The colours are distinctive, deep rich blues and reds with the designs in black, brown, some camel wool and small amounts of white.Many Balouchi carpets have beautifully decorative kilim woven end borders,while a common feature is the zigzag and trough border.Research has been completed recently on Belouch weavings and both their new decorative production and the old tribal weavings,are highly respected on todays markets .

What People Say - 


Fabulous Collection

One of the most fascinating,entertaining and educational carpet experiences I've ever had.Ruth has a fabulous collection of rugs and kilims and it's clear that she loves them all. She knows the story behind each one and enthusiastically shares the background about the weaver and the meaning of the work.

Ruth is very welcoming and there was never any pressure to buy.

I did take home a couple of lovely pieces and I will definitely return.  I highly recommend her shop ! 

- Laura F. Nov 2017.”​


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