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Baluchi Rugs

Balouchi tribes reside in eastern Persia, western Afghanistan, and the Balouchi province of Pakistan. In Persia, Balochi rugs or Baluchi rugs weaving is centered in Khorasan province around the towns of Torbat-e-Heydariyeh, which is 60 miles south of Mashad and Torbat-e-Jam, and 80 miles southeast of Mashad near the Afghan border. The colours are often dull and dark red, dark blue, black and brown, and the patterns are geometrical with curvilinear ‘trees’, often described as the ‘trees of life’. The knot density of Balochi rugs or Baluchi rugs, a traditional measure for quality of handmade Persian carpets and handmade Persian rugs, ranges from 30 knots per square inch (KPSI) on the low end to 90 knots per square inch (KPSI) on the high end. For two Persian rugs of the same age, origin, condition and design, the one with the higher number of knots will be the more valuable. Balochi rugs or Baluchi rugs normally have a pile, determined by the density and the length of the carpet fibres that are used to weave these Persian rugs, of wool and the foundation, the strong threads that make up the base of Persian carpets, is made up of cotton and wool.