Recent posts about Taimani and Baluch "sleeping" rugs have discussed the possible attributions of this unique and rare group of two piece rugs from Central to West Afghanistan and Eastern Persia. Taimani Aimaq, Baluch Long Bedding Rug, Baluch Two Piece Rug. Karl-Heinz Breuss contacted me and added the following and insightful comments.
"Hazaras: There are 2 different groups, the Shiite Hazaras of Central-Afghanistan, these people do not make piled carpets and have Mongolian faces, but these people make nice kilims, felts and good textiles. Your and my 2 pieces (see attached image) are more from the Sunite group of Hazaras, these people are in West Afghanistan, but also in East-Persia and even in South East Persia and produce carpets in the Baluch-Style, we count these Sunnite Hazaras to the Aimaq-Group. These Hazaras, the Firlouskohi and part of the Timuris have used Yurts and not the black goat-hair tents of the Baluchis. So I believe, that your # 1+2 (see attached image) are not real Baluchis, more Hazaras from Farah and Persia." Karl-Heinz Breuss