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Here is an older Baluch balisht in a classic tree of life design.
Balisht were woven as a dowry pillow (usually in pairs) for personal
use only thus they were not made early on  ...
Here is an older Baluch balisht in a classic tree of life design.
Balisht were woven as a dowry pillow (usually in pairs) for personal
use only thus they were not made early on  ...
Here is an older Baluch balisht in a classic tree of life design.
Balisht were woven as a dowry pillow (usually in pairs) for personal
use only thus they were not made early on  ...
Here is an older Baluch balisht in a classic tree of life design.
Balisht were woven as a dowry pillow (usually in pairs) for personal
use only thus they were not made early on  ...
Here is an older Baluch balisht in a classic tree of life design.
Balisht were woven as a dowry pillow (usually in pairs) for personal
use only thus they were not made early on  ...
Here is an older Baluch balisht in a classic tree of life design. Balisht were woven as a dowry pillow (usually in pairs) for personal use only thus they were not made early on as a commercial item. I suggest that this piece is older (2nd. to 3rd. quarter of the 19th. century) based on several subtle details of the weaving. First is the diminutive size of only 19" x 27", often older tribal tent weaving's are of smaller size for use in a smaller space. Second is the beautiful drawing of a very classic balisht design - the size and spacing of the leaved as well as the actual drawing of the tree itself, variations in the branches as well as the details in the trunk show that the weaver really understood the picture she was weaving. Finally is the wonderful patina and very soft blanket like handle of the piece that make it a piece that is easy to overlook due to it's classic, simple design. i should also mention the rich, deep, all natural colors. note - For her knowledge of design look at the clear ashik design formed in the camel background when you look at the trunk of the tree, in between each set of branches - formed by the positive spacing of the leaves. Half ashiks are formed in the camel background at the side borders as well. The tribal art in this little balisht is so simple and yet so strong.
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