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Rug

Baluchi people


This rug exhibits an interesting version of the eight-pointed-star-in-octagon.

Inside each octagon, instead of the usual one star, there are four stars arranged around a small diamond.

Note the two different designs in the outer borders. The "ocean wave" pattern in the outer border changes into an arrow-shaped pattern on the side.

Object Information

culture
Baluchi people
creation date
3rd quarter of 19th century
materials
wool
dimensions
36 x 65 in. | 91.4 x 165.1 cm.
accession number
1997.155
credit line
Gift of Jane Boucher Braun from the Collection of Colonel Jeff W. Boucher
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors