19th Century Antique Bakshaish Rug

BAKSHAISH CAMELHAIR
Northwest Persian
10ft 0in x 14ft 0in
Circa 1875

The weavers from the village of Bakshaish in the Heriz district of Northwest Persia sometimes wove stunning 19th century carpets works of art utilizing natural camel hair, which are much prized. The earth tones and informal design of these antique Persian rugs perfectly augment a number of contemporary decors. This collectible antique Bakshaish rug features charming allover floral motifs and the trademark blue tones of cornflower blue and sapphire unique to Persian rugs from this region. A pair of distinctive flower head designs, displayed in alternating rows, are subtly altered in each manifestation in this lively room size rug. Additionally, this Persian carpet’s heavy pile has been preserved in astonishingly good condition, particularly when taking into account it’s nearly century and half age.