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11' 0" x 14' 7" 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
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BAKSHAISH, Northwest Persian
11' 0" x 14' 7"
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
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(“Spring 2019 New Acquisition“) The elemental quality of this antique carpet captures the artistic freedom and rustic sensibility of this style that has gained an international following of connoisseurs. Constructed nearly 160 years ago when the Bakshaish folk art tradition was unencumbered by market constraints, this large room size rug achieves a skillful dimensionality and an artistic fluidity that is mesmerizing. The softly undulating copper tone and even more deeply variegated blue in the corners masterfully adds drama. Demonstrating remarkably casual and confident drawing, various tendrils float in the field while an expressive rosette and oak leaf pattern meanders. Reaching nearly 15 feet and in very good condition, this rare piece will comfortably support a large seating area.
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