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Baluch Balisht, SE Persia, late 19th/early 20th C., 1’6” x 2’7”

 

Balisht are originally conceived as ‘pillow covers’, made for  dowry to celebrate the marriage of a young woman.  As  ...
Baluch Balisht, SE Persia, late 19th/early 20th C., 1’6” x 2’7”

 

Balisht are originally conceived as ‘pillow covers’, made for  dowry to celebrate the marriage of a young woman.  As  ...
Baluch Balisht, SE Persia, late 19th/early 20th C., 1’6” x 2’7”

 

Balisht are originally conceived as ‘pillow covers’, made for  dowry to celebrate the marriage of a young woman.  As  ...
Baluch Balisht, SE Persia, late 19th/early 20th C., 1’6” x 2’7”

 

Balisht are originally conceived as ‘pillow covers’, made for  dowry to celebrate the marriage of a young woman.  As  ...
Baluch Balisht, SE Persia, late 19th/early 20th C., 1’6” x 2’7”

 

Balisht are originally conceived as ‘pillow covers’, made for  dowry to celebrate the marriage of a young woman.  As  ...
Baluch Balisht, SE Persia, late 19th/early 20th C., 1’6” x 2’7”

 

Balisht are originally conceived as ‘pillow covers’, made for  dowry to celebrate the marriage of a young woman.  As  ...
Baluch Balisht, se Persia, late 19th/early 20th c., 1’6” x 2’7”

Balisht are originally conceived as ‘pillow covers’, made for dowry to celebrate the marriage of a young woman. As with many dowry weavings, the quality of the weaving as determined by the women weaving them is the quality of the wool as well as the dyes used. Design is often “pre-determined”, ie. conforming to a prevalent tribal model.

This example qualifies as an extremely good example of the type, with beautifully saturated dyes, good wool with a nice design, including botehs and a ‘shrub’ motif often associated with Baluch weavings from ne Persia (the “doctor-i-qazi” type) as well as Afghanistan.

The colors are exceptional with the blue containing a slightly corrosive element, probably the mordant used to fix the dye onto the wool, resulting in a weaving with raised relief in the patterning, an attractive feature to many.

The condition is perfect, with no holes, repair or re-weaves and all the colors are derived from natural dyes.

price:  SOLD