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Rug

Baluchi people


The weaver of this rug changed her mind after she wove the first row of motifs in the bottom of the field.

The design - alternating blocks of plant and geometric motifs - was changed to a simple all-over plant design. However, the weaver used the dyed black wool in the central vertical panel in the field, thus creating a unique rug.

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

Object Information

culture
Baluchi people
creation date
mid 19th century
materials
wool
dimensions
36 x 68 in. | 91.4 x 172.7 cm.
accession number
1996.75
credit line
Colonel Jeff W. Boucher Collection
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts