9' 7" x 11' 0" 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
BAKSHAISH, Northwest Persian
9' 7" x 11' 0"
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(High-Collectible) (“Fall/Winter 2019 Print Catalog”) Our clients relish the incomparable folkloric artistry and magnetic decorative impact of the best Bakshaish rugs, exemplified by this completely original piece with its masterfully nuanced design and subtle, eccentric color shading. Rows of teak-toned snowflake-like motifs and aged vermillion sunburst flowerheads alternate on a constantly striating celestial, three-dimensional backdrop of azure to celadon tonalities. Every motif in the carpet is "drawn" freehand, most obviously in the pairs of the curious tertiary blossoms that appear between the rows. They capture this style's inexhaustible exploration of spontaneous expression and seem woven with a foreknowledge of the decades of the visual delight they will inspire. Learn About This Rug Type