Antique Baluch carpet from Cistan area of south west Afghanistan.
All wool and glowing natural dyes this truly tribal carpet was made in two halves vertically and joined together as portable looms were too narrow to make such a piece in one.
Condition is excellent with original kelim finishes and selvedges.
Published in Baluch from the David Sorgato collection 2007 and then in a famous Italian collection
Size: 278 x 199
Date: Mid 19 c