A Pretty Herat Belouche Rug: 139cm x 87cm


Origin: Herat, Afghanistan
Style: Herat Belouche
Provenance: N/A
Dated: Late 20th C
Hand Knotted 100% Wool Pile
Length: 139cms / 4.5 feet
Width: 87cms / 2.9 feet

Having two central medallions amongst a busy field populated by a series of rosettes with larger icons to the corners. The three sectional border is dominated by the central border which is dyed in saffron yellow contrasting to the rusts and greens found in the rest of the piece.

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.

An intricately drawn piece with a particularly attractive and unusual border.