Herat Belouche Rug: 138cm x 84cm


Origin: Herat, Afghanistan
Style: Herat Belouche
Provenance: N/A
Dated: Mid/Late 20th C
Hand Knotted 100% Wool Pile.
Length: 138cms / 4.5 feet
Width: 84cms / 2.8 feet

Belouche is an ancient Persian design that originated from the work of the nomadic Belouche tribe. These wonderfully individual pieces are most often found in smaller sizes purely for ease of handling whilst wandering in the mountain regions. Belouche pieces  are often directional or asymmetrical in design and are common-place prayer rugs. They are typically woven in dark shades of reds and browns with tan, blues and ivory. Most Belouche rugs are woven in the hills of Afghanistan and imported from Pakistan.One of the most pleasing thing about a Belouche piece is that the imperfections in their execution are a pleasing change for many in the contemporary world.

This is a very traditional and handsome piece, effortless in the way it pleases the eye. The piece's effectiveness comes from the fact it is set in only two colours , red and dark blue ,and the execution of the patternation.  As the piece lacks a central medallion it means the rug provides a pleasing consistency throughout. Spade like motifs flood the central field flanked by three varying borders. A truly versatile piece, it could be placed in almost any room.