9' 8" x 11' 0" 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
BAKSHAISH, Northwest Persian
9' 8" x 11' 0"
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(High-Collectible) (“Fall/Winter New Arrivals Event“) Upholding the incredibly free aesthetic of the Bakshaish weaving tradition, this memorable folk art piece revels in exuberant, dynamic asymmetry. Here carefree improvisation decides the contours of this carpet’s reserve. An astounding sapphire blue medallion levitates within a completely unadorned carnelian sea while ever-more-spacious patterning in the spandrels deconstructs as it ascends. From the edges of this organically formed medallion through the main border, an ivory background continues literally the humor of this piece. Imagine this design as a large painting on a wall and the effect it would create on your daily interaction with it. Bakshaish rugs, like this one, sometimes confidently capture a moment of mirth as its artistic statement. Learn About This Rug Type