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Northwest Persian Antique Carpet
9' 10" x 13' 8" (300cm x 417cm) 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
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BAKSHAISH CAMELHAIR, Northwest Persian
9' 10" x 13' 8"
300cm x 417cm
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
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An exceptional visual depth, extraordinary balance, and a singular orchestration of perfectly harmonious tones softened by age imbue this virtuosic Bakshaish Camelhair carpet with tremendous artistic magnitude and immensely collectible allure. Luminous golden natural camelhair provides the context for a sublime assortment of exquisitely detailed Bakshaish rosettes. Each is placed with fluid asymmetry within a spacious, masterfully integrated spare latticework yielding endless animation. Each motif juxtaposes rarely encountered hues in chiaroscuro, giving weight and density to each visual focus perfectly balanced with the entire composition. See many seemingly spontaneous surprises within the bird forms, boteh seeds, and rocketlike sunflower devices that bring flashes of archetypal spontaneity to the overall folk art aesthetic. Remarkably, this rare carpet has even medium pile after more than 1-1/2 centuries.
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