Hello Barry and fellow
I am hoping you can tell me
more about this Baluch kilim (see photos in "Photos": bkilim1 and
bkilim2). The striking feature is the mihrab:
1. The way it was
embroidered on the flatweave.
shape which seems to be a mix of a classic rectangular Baluch mihrab
and a cross.
I have not seen anything
quite like it before. Any comments would be appreciated.
The size is 3'4" x 2'2"; the
weave is fairly coarse. The previous owner suggested it may
date from the 1930s.