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Antique Bakshaish carpet

Circa 1880
434 x 376 cm 14’2” x 12’4”
£ POA
£ POA

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A beautiful antique Bakshaish carpet with one of the nicest border designs we have ever seen! The shrub design in the main field is also exquisite. In fantastic condition all over with very mellow dyes.

Among the oversized carpets made in Persia, antique Bakshaish  carpets are in a class by themselves. In essence, antique Bakshaish carpets adapt the style and feeling of the finest smaller village or tribal rugs to the the scale of room-size pieces.

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The drawing of Bakshaish rugs and carpets is always bold, geometric, dynamic, and abstract.

Bakshaish rugs may utilize medallion or allover designs descended from classical antique rugs, but they translate such models into a much more abstract and expressive idiom reminiscent of Caucasian village rugs like Kazaks. Sometimes, like village pieces, they make use of scattered space-fillers; alternatively they may apply a principle of open space to allow the effects of the drawing to stand out graphically.

The antique Persian Bakshaish rugs are also admired for their lustrous wool and rich, transparent color, again in the tradition of the best tribal pieces. Bakshaish rugs were produced in North Iran, not far from the Caucasus, which helps to account for the qualities they share with the rugs of that region.

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