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Carpet


Rugs of this size were woven for tribal leaders or other important people for ceremonial or presentation purposes. They were also woven for sale in the market.

Known in the trade as Yaqub-Khani, they all have a similar field design of vertical rectangular motifs with elaborate serrated borders, with at least one of them highlighted in white. The major border shows a standard design of triangles and white squares.

Colonol Jeff W. Boucher, Alexandria, Virginia; given to Indianapolis Museum of Art (1996).

Object Information

culture
Baluchi people
creation date
mid 9th century
materials
wool
dimensions
64 x 92 in. | 162.6 x 233.7 cm.
accession number
1996.72
credit line
Colonel Jeff W. Boucher Collection