The area of Balochistan, the home of the Baluch rug (also Belouch, Balouch or Balooch), borders the south-east of Kerman on the south-eastern edges of the Iranian plateau in Iran, western Pakistan and south Afghanistan.
Camels are important to Baluchi tribes and the 'camel print', as well as occasionally camel hair, is used in the creation of their rugs. Baluch rugs can be made on a foundation of cotton or wool, goat hair is often used in the weft. The ‘camel print’ or ‘gul’ repeat medallions are common in Baluchi rugs although various other designs are produced. Dark reds, browns or blue backgrounds often contrast with white, ivory, yellow or orange patterns. Baluchi rugs are soft and flexible yet extremely resilient and have a real feeling of age and history behind them. They are sought after in the West due to their tribal appeal. Baluch rugs are limited. Baluch rugs are excellent value for money.