Northwest Persian (SOLD)
11' 0" x 14' 0" 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
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BAKSHAISH, Northwest Persian
11' 0" x 14' 0"
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(High-Collectible) (Featured in catalog Vol. 29, No. 1, p.17) This esmerizing carpet is an example of an elite weaving style with an individual character even serious connoisseurs have never encountered. With its everchanging colors and palpable sense of visual movement, this 150-year-old large room size rug is absolutely mesmerizing. Top Bakshaish pieces such as this are treasured for their "hand-drawn", spontaneous character, seen most notably in the unexpected, yet entirely harmonious, design change in its lower field. This stirring high-collectible example reveals infinite variation in its ambitious use of virtuoso abrash color striation, particularly its prized mid-tone blue hues that gradually ascend to ever greater intensity. Learn About This Rug Type