9' 4" x 12' 10" 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
BAKSHAISH, Northwest Persian
9' 4" x 12' 10"
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(Featured in catalog Vol. 29, No. 2, p.19)
The result of an exceptionally innovative use of soft color, a singularly diffuse atmosphere infuses this captivating, ethereal Bakshaish carpet. Throughout the one-of-a-kind allover design of overscale blossoms, ever-so-gradually adjusted hues of desert sand, parchment, aquamarine and sky blue appear within the repeated stylized device. When combined with the potent blood orange ground and borders that transition through the complete scope of "Bakshaish blues", the result is mesmerizing. Living on a masterful example, such as this piece, of the most coveted folk art style in Persian carpets is indescribably rewarding.
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