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Belouch " cityscape" rug, Herat, N.E. Afghanistan

Belouch, wool on wool, natural dyes


1.2 m by 2.2 m

Pictorial cityscape rug made by the Belouch tribe in Western Afghanistan. Possibly New York?.....amazingly soft and supple wool and subtle natural dyes are combine here to create a fascinating landscape of form and texture. The weaver has shown great skill to execute this vision of a city on the move. Complete with cars on the roads!

A small number of these sorts of rugs have come to the market over the last few decades and are becoming very collectable, especially fine examples such as this.

Note the inscriptions in the dark indigo sky.

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