Oriental Rugs Dictionary

Beluch (Baluch)

The Beluch tribe is a nomadic tribe that lives throughout eastern part of Persia. They belong to the Sunni sect of Muslims and speak Baluch.

The Beluchi rugs appear in a wide range of bold, geometric motifs including large octagons, cones, eight pointed stars and alternating rows of diamonds. Beluchis are woven along the Iran-Pakistan border and inside of Afghanistan. Persian Belouchi are more detailed than most Turkoman rugs and are finely knotted .

The most important and original Beluch rugs are made in the Province of Khorassan in Iran ( Meshed region). Meshed Baluch are normally finely knotted and are of better quality than those from Afghanistan or Pakistan.