Baluch, Western Pakistan (Pakistani)
DateEarly-mid 20th century
DimensionsWork : 8 ft. 4 in. x 19 1/2 in. (2.5 m x 49.53 cm)
Credit LineGift of Verne Trinoskey and Paula Armintrout Trinoskey
LabelMany nomadic and semi-nomadic families in the southern part of Baluchistan traditionally pile their unused rugs, bags, and bedding materials into a stack called a purr. This long textile strip was made to drape across a purr, partly as a form of decoration and partly as a status symbol to emphasize the family’s wealth.