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Mihraba Taimani Rug 1 Guide to Baluch Rugs1880-1899
Size 2'10" x 5'2"
Cat. No. 216
Description In this rug one sees familiar elements of the Baluch design vocabulary rendered in a primitive fashion suggestive of a nomadic setting. Three Baluch-style trees divide the field vertically. Reciprocal animal or bird heads rather than the more common sectioned leaves populate the trees. Three rows of white flower heads or "nectarine" blossoms provide balance and stability to the field composition. The ground color has a brownish-red tonality reminiscent of a shade one sees in certain Turkmen weavings. Three abrashed areas transverse the rug.
Condition: Very Good. There are isolated areas of slight wear otherwise the pile is full. End kilims, top and bottom, are intact and in good condition. Four cord selvedges are overcast with lamb wool and small amounts of what appears to be camel hair.
Structure Warps: wool, undyed, ivory, brown, brown and ivory plied together.
2 strands, Z-spun, S-plied
Wefts: wool, undyed, varied shades of brown.
Knots: asymmetrical inclined to the left
Sides: four-cord selvedge. over-cast, figure-8 style in wool and animal hair.
Ends: kilims at both top and bottom intact and in good state of preservation.
Persian Baluch Rug c. 1880 - 1900
Size 2'9" x 4'3"
Date 1880 - 1900
Cat. No. 212
Description Well drawn archaic Turkic guls dominate the diminutive field. Skillful use of the powder blue, as outline for the guls and in the border rosettes, visually unifies the entire composition. The handle is very supple. The pile wool is soft and lustrous.
Condition: Good. There are isolated areas of repair. The selvedge overcasting is worn. Original kilim ends are intact and in good condition. There are no wear creases or moth damage.
Persian Mini Khani Baluch Rug Late 19th C
Size 3' x 5' 1"
Date Late 19th Century
Cat. No. 119
Description The field is an excellent rendition of the mini khani design. Vines and blooming flowerettes are depicted in the main border. The outer border contains a row of ivory pentagonal lappet forms with points projecting outward.
Condition: Good. Full pile with no holes, repairs, or moth damage. There is oxidation to the dark and olive brown, creating an embossed effect in the field and borders. The edges show some wear, although areas of goat hair remain in the overcasting.
The Wher Collection Mina Khani Baluch Rug First Half 19th C
The Wher Collection Baluch Rug
Northeast Persia, first half 19th century
162 x 240cm (5ft 4in x 7ft 10in)
A well-known Baluch carpet from the Wher Collection (9; pl.72) was a tactile treat with its long, soft, supple, lustrous wool and a visual feast with its wide, dramatic border and its free rendition of the Mina-Khani design. It was previously published in Herrmann Seltene Orientteppiche IV, p.78; Thompson, Carpet Magic, p.49; and Opie, Tribal Rugs, p.247. An arguably older analogue is published in Black and Loveless' seminal Rugs of the Wandering Baluchi, pl.39.