12' 2" x 19' 11" 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
BAKSHAISH, Northwest Persian
12' 2" x 19' 11"
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(Connoisseur-Caliber) (“NEW ACQUISITION")We are extremely pleased that our collection includes a series of wonderfully preserved oversize and palace-size antique rugs of extraordinary artistry. This monumental achievement in the 12x20 size presents the famed all-over Harshang (stylized dragon and blossom) design, replete with constant, subtle changes of hue and scale that add engaging visual depth. This is in contrast to the dense all-over Herati pattern or the large medallion on an open field formats of the great majority of larger Bakshaish rugs. It magnificently showcases a range of radiant blues dyes between morning glory and periwinkle that other regions found extremely difficult to duplicate. These mid-tone blues are so unforgettable that they have earned the title “Bakshaish Blue.” Also part of the rug's deeply appealing color palette is its nuanced brick red field with highlights of camel and other earth tones and rare Tyrian purple. Learn About This Rug Type