Breathtakingly Fascinating Antique Persian Baluch Tribal Prayer Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1920 – This antique Persian rug features a variety of beautifully primitive tribal rug designs. Up the center of this antique Persian Baluch rug springs a geometric adaptation of a tree of life design pattern.
From the branches of the tribal tree of life design, we see a variety of geometric patterns that extend throughout the field of this tribal Prayer design rug. These patterns include floral motifs at the end of each branch as well as small abstract specs that are sprinkled throughout the background. In addition, each and every branch has a geometric rendering of a horse which adds a whimsical sense of innocence.
Around the central field design, we see a fascinatingly bold and abstract border. This enigmatic design seems to be derived from the iconic running dog design. It features a symmetric rich colored design filled with swirled tribal patterns. These fascinating patterns contrast beautifully with the sharper edges of the tree in the center.
In the top two corners of the border, just beyond the mihrab design, we see two enclosed small geometric trees. These two trees echo the large central tree and create a feel of balance as well as completeness. These two top trees are enclosed within their own squares. Each of these squares plays a part in the ritual prayer. They offer a place for the person to place his hands while he kneels forward during the prayer.
This beautiful antique Persian Baluch tribal prayer rug features various tones of burnt rusts, rich browns and blues. This richer colors juxtapose beautiful and really pop against the more neutral and lighter colored background.
What this small scatter size rug “lacks” in physical size, it more than makes for in artistic beautiful. It is the kind of piece that could easily be used as an exciting artistic hanging tapestry or as a magnificent antique area rug.
Regardless of where you place this antique Persian Baluch tribal prayer rug, it will undoubtedly offer many years of enjoyment. It is the kind of antique rug that will quickly become a cherished family heirloom for future generations to appreciate.