Origin: Herat, Afghanistan
Style: Herat Belouche
Dated: Late 20th C
Hand Knotted 100% Wool Pile
Length: 135cms / 4.4 feet
Width: 89cms / 2.9 feet
Having a pair of central medallions picked out in sunburst yellow on a sea green ground with browns and madder pinks finishing in a three sectional border densely populated with stylized flower motifs.
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 ambiguous, attractive rug in that the pile displays several different tones of shadowy greens depending upon which angle ones views it from.