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out of the ordinary ...
rugs with character
Belouch, NW Afghanistan.
20th century, pictorial ( possibly scene from Shah name)
1.6 m by 2.3 m
Wonderfully eccentric use of colour and design in this tribal Belouch rug from the Herat area.
We call this the "disco" rug. Although the weaver ,in all probability ,has never seen a glitter ball in her life!...She was possibly trying to evoke a scene from the Shah name or a wedding dance. Whatever her motives or inspiration she has managed to produce a fabulous piece. Blending traditional earthy Belouch colours and amulets with vibrant pinks and greens.
Finely woven, totally unique. A piece to come back to time and again. Always something new to see.
Would look amazing hung like a fine painting.