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BAKSHAISH "DRAGON RUG"
8' 1" x 11' 3" 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
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BAKSHAISH "DRAGON RUG", Northwest Persian
8' 1" x 11' 3"
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
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(High-Collectible) ("Spring/Summer 2019 Print Catalog, p.22")This transcendent carpet that brilliantly reinvents one of the revered Bakshaish style’s most cherished designs, evokes the presence of cloud-like dragons supported by a breathtaking chromatic display of the region’s “Bakshaish blue” spectrum. Sweet naive blossoms float within the field, providing an earthly, endearing counterpoint to the cosmic grandeur. Exceptionally effective abrashin the spandrels and borders transport the viewer to an ethereal second pictorial plane, creating a sense of depth so profound that it appears to be a window to an entirely different space. Excellent condition enhances the rug's durability and value as an art investment. Learn About This Rug Type