Handwoven in the border areas of Afghanistan and Iran these beautiful pieces originate in the region known as Baluchistan. Whilst there are a number of different types and designs this particular selection represents one of the nicest batches we have had in many years.
This piece features a wonderful and interesting scenic design. In the foreground there is an oriental rug lying on the floor. In the background there is a place of worship with the actual prayer arch design clearly visible. The name or phrase 'Prayer Rug' is frequently, incorrectly applied to all sorts of small rugs. True prayer rugs are usually of this size, around 5' x 3' so that they are readily portable and must have a prayer arch depicted on them.
This fine example measures 4 feet 9 inches long by 2 feet 10 inches wide. ( 1.45 x 0.86 metres ).