4' 8" x 5' 9" (142cm x 175cm) Circa 1875
Price upon request, 20% incentive applies
BAKSHAISH, Northwest Persian
4' 8" x 5' 9"
142cm x 175cm
(High-Collectible) From the renowned Bakshaish folkloric tradition, this mid-19th century treasure, in the seldom-woven small size, expresses its independent spirit through a powerful juxtaposition of color, a tradition-defying hierarchy of proportions, and an unusual symmetry. A triumvirate of shimmering sapphire blue, saturated garnet, and luminous saffron-based gold amplifies the design's dramatic intensity, each dye penetrating with notable depth. Upending classic center medallion and pendants, here a diamond is connected to two overscale palmettes—all of approximately equal size—ingeniously shifting expectations. With very good condition, it is this carpet’s iris and rosette border, along with its artistic freedom that substantiates its maturity . Learn About This Rug Type