10' 3" x 13' 1" 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
BAKSHAISH, Northwest Persian
10' 3" x 13' 1"
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(Connoisseur-Caliber) Representing the eclecticism of the highly sought after antique Bakshaish village carpets, this singular over 160 year old room-size presents a striking, original design that mesmerizes in its marrying of elegant and elemental artistic strains. The diamond central medallion radiates from a completely unadorned, age-softened persimmon-toned field, providing the only open space between the medallion and the corners of this rug like a curtain revealing what lies beneath the intriguing overall lattice design. A profusion of the revered "Bakshaish blue" undulates in gentle washes of “abrash” behind the partially transparent, rhythmic pattern of interlocking hexagonal and diamond shapes that imbues this village piece with a soothing, quietly animated ambiance. We have never seen another carpet with this artistic statement and admire the father’s eagle eye in identifying it. The perfect combination of invention and craftsmanship that this piece offers results in this one-of-a-kind treasure. Learn About This Rug Type