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10' 4" x 13' 7" (315cm x 414cm) Late 19th Century
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BAKSHAISH, Northwest Persian
10' 4" x 13' 7"
315cm x 414cm
Late 19th Century
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("New Arrivals Gallery") The best 19th-century carpets from the weaving region centered on the village of Bakshaish are renowned for their tremendously innovative, genre-busting creative improvisations. Floating on a sea of royal blue, numerous colorful almond-shaped medallions create a lively allover original pattern. The ordered display of festive, flattened lozenges, each encasing a large flowerhead, drifts off frame in all directions, eliciting a palpable sense of movement. The effect is completely liberating. Throughout, this dynamic, heavy-pile carpet utilizes a deft application of abrash color shifting that creates visual depth and further enlivens its euphoric, utterly delightful composition. The supporting golden-hued border with its rosette and oakleaf meandering border pattern adds a softly rhythmic quality to its ambiance.
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