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Antique Bakshaish carpet

Circa 1880
362 × 296 cm 11’10” x 9’8”
£19,500

Description

An amazing rustic antique Bakshaish carpet dating from 1880 in outstanding condition, with a super soft wool pile all over. More often Bakshaish carpets were woven in larger sizes and often with bold geometric designs, and vivid colours. Their designs can be quite abstract and nearly always comprised of a central motif which sprawls out in one large design to the corner spandrels or with a smaller medallion inside a larger medallion.

This Bakshaish has a wonderful large scale design with large green leaves and pale blue border, the rustic brick red/orange background is a fantastic base colour. Generally older pieces were more open than younger examples woven from the Heriz region in the North of Persia.  The charm and characteristics of antique carpets from this region woven in the late 19th century are simply wonderful.  A rare example of tribal weaving.

The condition of this carpet is really exceptional, the coarser weave from this type often produces a wooly pile, which is what we can see on all the additional images.  Minimal restoration, preservation to the fringes/ends. We love the look, design and palette of this early piece with great dyes and subtle dye change.  It could definitely work in a traditional setting as well as a contemporary space due to the vibrancy and all over abstract design.

Book in a showroom visit by appointment or request to view this wonderful tribal Bakshaish carpet at home soon.  Or please request a home visit, we travel all over the UK showing our carpets and rugs in situ to help you select the ideal carpet for your home.

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The weavers in Bakshaish, north Persia used the influences of tribal weavers from the Caucasian villages in their designs.  These rustic carpets are often a very similar in colour to that of neighbouring Heriz and Serapi carpets and rugs.  The early pieces such as this will always have more muted dyes purely down to their age, the natural yellows and variety of rust reds are only seen in carpets of this vintage.

We offer the service of viewing any of our carpets & rugs in-situ in London, Surrey, Hampshire, & all over the UK by appointment.  We love to travel, and have been doing so since the early 90’s having visited customers in all over the UK, Scotland, Ireland, France and Belgium helping find the perfect antique or contemporary carpet for their home.  Please request a home visit to see this carpet in situ or email us if we can help you further with your carpet search.

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