Persian Baluch Rugs
Baluch Rugs (also Beluchi carpets) are handmade carpets originally by Baluch nomads, living near the border between Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. In southeastern of Iran, the nomadic Baluchi ethnic groups of Baluchistan weave Persian Baluch rugs. Persian traditional rugs, are tribal style rugs with copper, cream, dark Brown, dark navy and also red accent colors. They are handmade and 100% wool with 100% cotton foundation. These carpets are often small with lively patterns. The dominating colors are usually red, brown and dark blue. And the warp is wool or a mixture of wool and goat hair. However, newer carpets have a warp made of cotton.
Creative or historical opponents, however, argued that most of the designs encountered in Baluch weaving are closely same as the rugs of the neighboring Turkaman tribes.
The Baluchistan region is administratively divided among three countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. The largest portion in area and population is in Pakistan, which largest province (in land area) is Balochistan. An estimated 6.9 million of Pakistan’s population is Baloch. In Iran there are about two million ethnic Baloch. A majority of the population of the eastern Sistan and Baluchestan Province is of Baloch ethnicity. Finally, the Afghan portion of Balochistan includes the Chahar Burjak District of Nimruz Province, and also the Registan Desert in southern Helmand and Kandahar provinces. I addition, the governors of Nimruz province in Afghanistan belong to the Baloch ethnic group.
As a matter of fact, Baluchistan (Balochi: بلوچستان; also Balochistan, often as the Land of the Baloch) is an arid desert and mountainous region in south–western Asia. It comprises in Pakistan province of Balochistan, Dera Ghazi Khan region in southern of Punjab province. In Iran province of Sistan and Baluchestan, and the southern areas of Southern Khurasan province. Eastern part of hormuzgan province ( Minab, Serik, Jask etc.) and some parts of Kerman province ( Bam, Qahnoch and adjoining areas). And also in Afghanistan provinces of Nimruz, Helmand, and Kandahar. Balochistan borders the Pashtun region to the north, Sindh to the east, Punjab to the northeast, and also Persian regions to the west and northwest.