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Afghan Belouch "Pictorial" rug
Wool on wool, mixed dyes
1.2 m by 1.9 m
Made on the boarder between Afghanistan and Iran by Belouch nomads. This pictorial rug is probably a scene from the Shahname or book of kings. It has a wonderful flowing quality and supple handle.
Pictorial rugs are rare and not easy to execute. The weaver here has show a great deal of skill.
Note the array of amulets, good luck charms and animals in the field, much beloved of tribal weavers!