3' 2" x 13' 10" 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
BAKSHAISH CAMELHAIR, Northwest Persian
3' 2" x 13' 10"
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(Connoisseur-Caliber) This connoisseur-caliber Bakshaish runner is extraordinarily rare three times over: it is early, of camelhair construction and is an entirely original design that provides clear inspiration for later rugs at the turn of the 20th century. Though well preserved, 160-year-old collectible Bakshaish camelhair rugs will always be extremely rare, and one with such incredible artistry is an immensely important and exciting discovery. Its distinctly different, very subtle gradations of camelhair provide the underlying animating force for the field and the unadorned outer frame, establishing a very earthy, quiet ambiance. The four hexagonal compartments are nothing less than stunning, each featuring a deep "Bakshaish Blue" lattice that recalls lightning bolt and sun ray imagery in an energetic, profoundly deconstructed and freeform way. Unlike later examples that are much more uniform, this is a never before seen design. Learn About This Rug Type