Northwest Persian Antique Carpet
14' 8" x 20' 11" (447cm x 638cm) Circa 1850
Price upon request
Our wide-ranging collection of antique Bakshaish rugs, an incredibly highly regarded style that effectively marries vitality and whimsy, is exemplified by this singular, nearly 175-year-old masterwork in very seldom-seen, extremely large dimensions. In this breathtaking, fluidly elemental piece, delightfully imaginative shapes are freely scattered across a wide field, imparting an absolutely mesmerizing, spontaneous atmosphere. Masterfully executed abrash (intentional color striation), is seen notably in its field and generous main border, adding a sense of texture and great visual interest to this High-Collectible village carpet on a grand scale. It is wonderfully preserved in exceedingly good condition, especially when considering its great age.
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