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Saddle Rug

Baluchi people


This finely woven saddle rug has eight borders, an unusual number for an object of this type.

Various interesting motifs fill the dark blue field of the rug. Half-stepped medallions point towards the central diamond, while the four feather or leaf forms with arrows protrude outward.

Object Information

culture
Baluchi people
creation date
about 1870
materials
wool
dimensions
24 x 26 in. | 61.0 x 66.0 cm.
accession number
1996.33
credit line
Colonel Jeff W. Boucher Collection
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts