Northwest Persian (SOLD)
3' 8" x 5' 7" (112cm x 170cm) Circa 1900
$13,500, with 20% incentive: $10,800
BAKSHAISH, Northwest Persian
3' 8" x 5' 7"
112cm x 170cm
(High-Decorative) ("New Arrivals Gallery")Exhibiting the inimitable whimsey and naivete of the prized Bakshaish folk-art style, this small rug offers a palette inspired by mountain sunsets at that moment of most vividness, as seen from this high-mountain Azerbaijan village. The radiant coral-hued diamond medallion playfully extends vertically into arrowhead pendants that float on a pacific azure reserve accompanied by a variety of well-spaced blossoms, like lotuses on a sacred pool. The spacious interior contrasts with the energetic rosette and oak leaf border mimicking the room size rugs for which the village is renowned. Small Bakshaish area sizes such as this are extremely hard to find, especially when also offering superb condition and top notch, mountain oily wool. Learn About This Rug Type