Belouch (or Baluchi) rugs are woven by the groups of nomadic tribes who inhabit the border regions of north-eastern Iran (Khorassan province) and western Afghanistan. The Baluchi people also inhabit the region of Baluchistan (an area in south eastern Iran and western Pakistan), although pile rugs aren't woven in this area.
Aside from rugs and prayer-rugs, Baluchi weavings include saddle-bags (khorjin), salt-bags (namakdam), flatweaves (sofreh), pillows, storage-bags, and animal covers and decorations. The finest Baluchi weavings are most notable for their remarkable wool; this wool is taken from lambs, generally from the throat and belly, and is extemely soft and silky. The wool is unwashed, so it retains all its natural oils. Occasionally, older prayer rugs may be found which use camel-hair as the field-colour. The finer old pieces sometimes have a beautiful brocading worked into the kilim-ends.