What is a Baluch Rug?
There are many Persian rugs for sale on the market. Another interesting style that primarily exists as an area Persian rug is the Baluch. Baluch rugs originated from the mixture of three different regions, giving them a distinct style that's adopted several different cultures into its designs. They go well both as tapestries as well as floor mats. The Baluch rug's size is perfect for filling up the gap of non-decorated space in your homes. These rugs can make any environment a bit more warm and cozy, adding a little antiquity, and perhaps even something to talk about during tea breaks. These rustic Baluch rugs are an Oriental rug you should definitely consider looking into.
History behind the Baluch Rug
Despite the mixture of regional influences, it's considered that the Baluch nomads now live in Pakistan while a small fraction lives in some regions of India closer to Pakistan.
These rugs were originally made as prayer rugs, area carpets for serving food and sometimes as animal covers or furnishings.
Materials and Weaving Techniques
The materials commonly used in the Baluch rugs are cotton, wool, and occasionally goat or camel hairs. The piles normally consisted of wool though silk was sometimes added to make these rugs luxurious and expensive. In older pieces, the wraps were made of wool while the wefts were lighter in color. In the newer pieces, the wefts are a brownish tone which was sometimes found to be cotton.
Similar to most Persian rugs, these Baluch rugs are woven with asymmetrical knots. Each rug has a knot count of over 100 knots per square inches. A normal area sized rugs can take up to ten months with four or five weavers working almost six hours every day.
Color and Designs
The colors used in these antique rugs were dark tones of red, brown, blue, purple and ivory. All the Baluch rugs have a heavy use of black outlines and black shades making the original shades of colors used even darker.
One of the unique characteristics of Baluch rugs is the repetition of a singular pattern all over the rugs. They normally used geometrical motifs consisting of hexagons, rectangles, and triangles to create an amazing visual effect.
Baluch rugs can be found in small area rug sizes, usually starting from 1 x 3 feet to 3 x 5 feet. They were originally made small by the weavers because of its using purposes; larger pieces of Baluch can rarely be found in the markets. Check out our Baluch rugs for sale.