BAKSHAISH 'TREE OF LIFE'
8' 10" x 12' 3" 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
BAKSHAISH 'TREE OF LIFE', Northwest Persian
8' 10" x 12' 3"
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(High-Collectible) The beloved “Tree of Life” motif stemming from antiquity is a pictorial design evoking the interconnectedness of life. Here, a complex World Tree extends across the entire field of this stunning representative of the most cherished style of Persian village rugs. The elemental aesthetic of Bakshaish antique carpets is deeply admired by antique Oriental rug collectors and lovers of folk art. The individual character of every leaf and the carefree assignment of color convey a naive artistry utterly devoid of market influences, clearly reflecting the qualities that have made this rare antique rug style so coveted. Mesmerizing, softly layered watermelon hues provide a striking backdrop for the myriad branches extending outward in this age old design. A vivid alternating rosette and oak leaf border adds even greater visual interest to this room size antique carpet. (Featured in brochure Vol. 26, No. 1, inside back cover.) Learn About This Rug Type