The most obvious methods of recognizing old Baluch rugs,
is its colors and designs. Usually dark colors are used
for old rugs and generally they produce dark effects. The
ground color differed in every area.
Some of modern rugs are apt to contain bright, synthetic
dyes and thus bear little resemblance to their earlier
Most old Baluch rugs are all wool, Persian Knot,
double-weft and have long kilim bands or aprons at both
ends, and also have used selvages of goat hair, which is
sometimes mixed in the warp.
Many modern Baluch rugs are wove with cotton and wool and
mostly omit the colorful kilim apron at the ends.
It is not easy to attribute old Baluch rugs to certain
tribe, because they live in remote and isolated areas and
they were nomadic.
Their numerous tribal names were continually changing and
popular Baluch designs are now often woven by weavers of
different tribes, as modern transportation has increased
and also because of their knowledge to foreign markets.