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Old June 1st, 2018, 03:31 AM   #11
Joel Greifinger
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 43
Default Arab Baluch

On the topic of Sy knotted Baluch work, I have read somewhere that it is commonly seen on "Arab Baluch" work.
Hi Marvin,

In terms of weaving, 'Arab Baluch' generally refers to a group of rugs woven in the southern Khorasan area near Ferdows. While most 'Baluch' pile weaving is asymmetric open left, and some from Khorasan are symmetrically-knotted, many 'Arab Baluch' rugs are knotted asymmetric open right. I don't know of any rugs that are thought of as 'Arab Baluch' that are symmetrically-knotted.

Another feature of rugs from the Ferdows area is that some older, 19th century rugs are woven on cotton warps, unlike any other group of old 'Baluch' rugs. They often incorporate a number of characteristic motifs (e.g. the 'mah' or moon motif) and border designs. In this archived Turkotek thread, there is a discussion and images of these rugs starting at post #50 by Jack Williams: http://www.turkotek.com/misc_00123/beluch.htm


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