Antique Bakshaish carpet

GBP 19,500.00

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Object Description

An amazing rustic antique Bakshaish carpet dating from 1880 in outstanding condition, with a super soft wool pile all over. More often Bakshaish carpets were woven in larger sizes and often with bold geometric designs, and vivid colours. Their designs can be quite abstract and nearly always comprised of a central motif which sprawls out in one large design to the corner spandrels or with a smaller medallion inside a larger medallion.

This Bakshaish has a wonderful large scale design with large green leaves and pale blue border, the rustic brick red/orange background is a fantastic base colour. Generally older pieces were more open than younger examples woven from the Heriz region in the North of Persia.  The charm and characteristics of antique carpets from this region woven in the late 19th century are simply wonderful.  A rare example of tribal weaving.

Book in a showroom visit by appointment or request to view this wonderful tribal Bakshaish carpet at home soon.  Or please request a home visit, we travel all over the UK showing our carpets and rugs in situ to help you select the ideal carpet for your home.

Object Literature

The weavers in Bakshaish, north Persia used the influences of tribal weavers from the Caucasian villages in their designs.  These rustic carpets are often a very similar in colour to that of neighbouring Heriz and Serapi carpets and rugs.  The early pieces such as this will always have more muted dyes purely down to their age, the natural yellows and variety of rust reds are only seen in carpets of this vintage.

Object Condition

The condition of this carpet is really exceptional, the coarser weave from this type often produces a wooly pile, which is what we can see on all the additional images.  Minimal restoration, preservation to the fringes/ends. We love the look, design and palette of this early piece with great dyes and subtle dye change.  It could definitely work in a traditional setting as well as a contemporary space due to the vibrancy and all over abstract design.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:296 x x D:362 centimeters
  • period
  • country
  • year
    Circa 1890

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1252 851215

Dealer Location

The Old Parsonage
Church Street
GU10 5QQ

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