Antique Baluch Prayer Rug

196 x 105cm, 6'5" x 3'5"

    An Antique Baluch Prayer Rug is a traditional handmade rug originating from the Baluch people, primarily found in the regions of northeastern Iran, southwestern Afghanistan, and eastern Turkmenistan. These rugs are highly valued for their intricate designs, cultural significance, and the skilled craftsmanship required to create them.

    Characteristically, Baluch Prayer Rugs are distinguished by their unique design elements and symbolic motifs. The central feature of these rugs is often a "mihrab," an arch-shaped design at one end of the rug that represents the niche found in a mosque indicating the direction of Mecca, used by worshippers during prayers. Surrounding the mihrab, the rug typically showcases a rich array of geometric patterns and tribal motifs.

    The design of an Antique Baluch Prayer Rug includes beautifully woven geometrical patterns that add to its visual appeal and depth. The primary colours used are vibrant reds, deep blues, and striking yellows. These colours not only enhance the rug’s aesthetic charm but also reflect the traditional colour palette favoured by Baluch weavers.

    The geometric patterns on these rugs are meticulously arranged, often featuring diamond shapes, stars, and intricate border designs. Each pattern and motif carries cultural and symbolic meanings, reflecting the weaver's heritage and artistic expression. The combination of these elements gives the rug a lot of character, making it not just a functional object but also a piece of art and cultural history.

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