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HERE YOU WILL FIND smaller size piled rugs with sizes up to 180cms. or 6ft. in length with varying widths.

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BELOUCH/BALOUCH PRAYER RUG which is a fairly recent piece from the Belouch in north west Afghanistan. The bright and spontanious colors are completely different from the traditional Belouch designs which are mostly dark and sombre. Portrayals of the mosque and many floral forms are scattered through the field. Reference 3301. Size 137 x 94 cms., or 4ft. 6ins. x 3ft. Euros 120.

CLOSE UP of the Mosque and its surroundings.

OLD RUG FROM MEHRABAN IN THE HAMADAN REGION which is very tightly woven on fine cotton warps. The weave pattern is virtually identical to a rug featured in the excellent text book "Hamadan" by P. J. Wilborg which is described as being north west Mehreban (or possibly Khamseh). Several additional factors such as the brown woollen wefts and end finishes also point to Mehraban. The design is clearly influenced by the nearby Kurds and consists of two of the three components of the Herati design, the acanthus leaf and rose flower head, which have been used throughout the field. The madder colour in the field has fourteen different bands of slightly different shades, known as abrash. Reference 3317. Size 174 x 101 cms., or 5ft. 9ins. x 3ft. 4ins. Euros 285.

CLOSE UP of the centre panel showing the repeated floral and leaf designs.

MOROCCAN HIGH ATLAS BERBER RUG -Naive, rural, primitive, tribal, basic -- all these adjectives can be used to accurately describe this rug. It is a classic example of the way in which the rural Berber women waste little. Here the weaver had some wool, cotton and bits of household textiles, all of which probably left over from another job, but instead of discarding them she wove a rug. It is loose, floppy and would probably been used as a sleeping blanket for a child in the hut or dwelling. The High Atlas Mountains can be freeezing in winter. The simplistic design and colours will enhance most decorative schemes and the long piled Berber wool will warm bare toes in the house. Reference 3319. Size 178 x 86cms., or 5ft. 9ins. x 2ft. 10ins. Euros 145.

CLOSE UP of a typical Berber lattice design of this long piled rug.

MOROCCAN BERBER HIGH ATLAS RUG from the eastern part of this mountain range near the small town of Azilal. Little weaving is done in the town but it acts as a gathering point for rugs from hundreds of surrounding villages. This is modern, in perfect condition, and has an attractive overall autumn colour combination which will enhance most decorative schemes. Reference 3318. Size 124 x 96 cms., or 4 x 3 ft. Euros 145.

CLOSE UP of the attractive end finish with broad kilim band.