BALUCHI TRIBE

The Baluchi are a nomadic desert tribe who find their home in the south of Afghanistan, south-east Iran and western Pakistan.

As their rugs are unfurled, their stories unfold. The motifs on the rugs they weave are significant.

Traditionally, the weaver indicates the number of children she wants by the number of birds she includes on the rug. Symbols of prosperity and protection are also included.

The caramel-coloured centre square that is so often present, is made of camel hair, while the rich and brighter clarets are made of dyed sheep's wool.