Mint Condition Antique "baluch" Prayer Rug. Natural Dyes. Pristine Wall Hanging For Sale
MINT CONDITION ANTIQUE "BALUCH" PRAYER RUG, Northern Afghanistan, most probably Firoz Kohi (a Chahar Aimaq tribe), but showing someTaimani tribal influence in structure (perhaps a result of inter-tribal marriage), 1st quarter of the 20th century, and coming in pristine original condition for the collector or decorator. The size is:2'-11" x 4'-2" (89 x 127cm).Woven in the "Baluch" tradition, this lovely specimen of a prayer rugis all wool in construction with 100% natural, plant-derived, dyes.The weavinghas an asymmetrical knot structure open to the left on natrual ivory wool warps and natural dark brown wool wefts. The top and bottom endings are all original and complete with flatweavekilimfinishes featuring weft-float brocade designs and the originalfringes. The side cordsare all original and complete and braidedsecure with natural dark brown goat hair for the over-castings. This lovely prayer rug possesses full, meaty, pilewith silky-soft wool quality and glowing saturated dyes.It is clean and collection ready. Note the cloth loops sewn to the reverse whereby this weaving was always displayed as a decorative wall hanging for the entirety of its life (see photo 11). The immaculatestate of preservationdictates that the weaving has probably never been walked upon.Use this lovely antique specimen as a decorative tribal textile art wall hanging illuminated by direct lighting. This weaving comes from a private California collection. Previously it was purchased from a German collection. Both owners used the weaving as a decorative wall hanging display. Ifyou have any questionsabout this antique"Baluch" prayerrug, feel free to callMichael Phillips: (303) 885-7599, or email me (READ: phillipsrugs at comcast dot net).Please takea littleextra time to review all ofthe other fine antique rugsand weavings of merit I have posted exclusively with sale this week and do remember to bookmark my seller ID: imokub2 (I am okay, you be too) to your "favorite sellers list" to see my weekly future offerings of antique oriental rugs, carpets, tribal bags, kilim weavings,and textiles of merit. NOTICE: All my offerings come with an unconditional 100% money back refund guarantee (includingall initial s/h/ins. fees) if for ANY reason the winning buyer isnot happy with their antique oriental rug or textile art purchase from me.GOOD LUCK offerDING. A BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE TRIBAL RUG!