9' 4" x 11' 6" 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
BAKSHAISH CAMELHAIR, Northwest Persian
9' 4" x 11' 6"
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(High-Collectible) (“Fall/Winter 2019 Print Catalog”) This mesmerizing over 150-year-old carpet from the treasured Bakshaish tradition offers an incredibly innovative, freeform design, reinterpreting the classic “Dragon and Phoenix” pattern with awesome skill and sensitivity. Equally sized, burnt orange amulets with minimalist dragon extensions float within spacious outlining that evokes epidermal scales that set the subtle Dragon and Phoenix theme in motion. Presenting ivory split palmettes morphing into phoenix heads with open beaks, four cerulean pelt-like figures subliminally continue the summoning of the energetic forces of heaven and earth. The field’s overall earthen camelhair tones flow through the fence and rosette motifs of the borders, continuing the atmosphere of warm tranquility. This one-of-a-kind rug’s extraordinarily good condition enhance both the carpet’s practicality and collectability. Learn About This Rug Type