The province of Baluchestan, the home of the Balouch rug (also Belouch or Balooch), borders the south-east of Kerman and is host to many Turkish tribes who settled in the region centuries ago to tend their flock. Belouch rugs are closely related to Turkman rugs, in fact they are technically Turkman pieces, only Turkman rugs are differentiated due to their very high quality. Camels are important to Baluchi tribes and the camel print, as well as (very occasionally) camel hair, is used in the creation of their rugs. Balouch 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. 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. Balouch rugs are excellent value for money. [ref. Dr Reza Cheshmehdoost]
Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.