Antique Bakshaish carpet, Persia

GBP 25,000.00

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Object Description

A beautiful white border on this antique Bakshaish carpet with a great palette of soft blues and terracottas. In excellent condition all over a wonderful carpet woven around 1870 – 1880. Would look at home in many different rooms. Among the oversized carpets made in Persia, antique Bakshaish carpets are in a class by themselves. In essence, antique Bakshaish carpets adapt the style and feeling of the finest smaller village or tribal rugs to the the scale of room-size pieces.

Object History

The drawing of Bakshaish rugs and carpets is always bold, geometric, dynamic, and abstract.

Bakshaish rugs may utilize medallion or allover designs descended from classical antique rugs, but they translate such models into a much more abstract and expressive idiom reminiscent of Caucasian village rugs like Kazaks. Sometimes, like village pieces, they make use of scattered space-fillers; alternatively they may apply a principle of open space to allow the effects of the drawing to stand out graphically.

The antique Persian Bakshaish rugs are also admired for their lustrous wool and rich, transparent color, again in the tradition of the best tribal pieces. Bakshaish rugs were produced in North Iran, not far from the Caucasus, which helps to account for the qualities they share with the rugs of that region.

Bakshaish is a region very near to Heriz in the north-west of Persia, they tended to be softer in colour and have a geometric design of leaves and birds. We offer the service of viewing any of our carpets & rugs in-situ in London, Surrey, Hampshire & the UK by appointment. Please contact us using the enquire form below.

Object Condition

In excellent condition all over.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:239 x x D:370 centimeters
  • period
  • country
  • year
    Circa 1875

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