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pillow (balisht)

Baluchi people


The central tree is flanked at each side by a serrated, long-necked paisley, containing an eight-pointed star.

A variety of human and animal figures and small floral motifs fill the voids in the field. The main border contains the so-called vine-and-wineglass motif.

Object Information

culture
Baluchi people
creation date
19th Century/LATE
materials
wool
dimensions
19 x 32 in. | 48.3 x 81.3 cm.
accession number
1996.34
credit line
Colonel Jeff W. Boucher Collection
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts