Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Baluch rug
  • Afghanistan
  • Baluch rug, circa 1880
  • Where object was made: Afghanistan
  • wool, knotting
  • Object Length/Width: 172 x 87.3 cm
    Object Length/Width: 67 11/16 x 34 3/8 in
  • Gift of Kwok-on Cheng in honor of his parents
  • Not on display
  • 1984.0033
Description

Baluch rug with a central rectangle consisting of crisscrossed hexagons on a tan ground and geometric motifs inside borders. There are five borders on all four sides. The inner and outermost borders are composed of diagonal lines. The second border from the inside and from the outside have triangles with hook shapes on the top. The middle border is wider with animal (bird?) and tree motifs. The colors are brown, tan, cream, rust, red-brown, blue and plain. It is evenly cut and knotted.