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Rare ivory Antique Bakshaish rug

Circa 1875
226 × 160 cm 7’4” x 5’2”


A pale rare ivory antique Bakshaish rug woven around 1875-1880 in lovely original condition.  The ivory background with the soft lattice work in pinks and pale blues is so delicate and an appealing design.  Often rugs from this are used this design rather than a bold central motif, this makes the rug easy to place around a home.  The dye changes add immense character to this antique rug going from pale blues to darker blues in the border design.

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Condition report: The rug has retained the original selvedges/sides and ends which increases the rarity and originality of the rug.  Beautiful soft wool was used nearly 150 years ago to weave this exceptional pale lattice design rug. We have professionally washed the rug and it is ready for use on the floor. There is minimal wear to this early rug in the main field, with only a few lower areas of pile. Please view all the additional images. We use a fantastic underlay which is in our opinion the best available which is included in the price of the rug and keeps the rug secure and enhances its durability.

Bakshaish is a region very near to Heriz in the north-west of Persia, they tended to be softer in colour and have a geometric design of leaves and birds. Bakshaish adopt similar designs and weave to Heriz which are woven in the north of Persia.  In the late 19th century they used a variety of designs and colours, often bold and abstract they drew on influences from caucasian rugs using medallions and vivid dyes.  This type of rug has soft rich wool and as a tribal weaving of this region they often used a sandy yellow background allowing the warm reds, pale blue tones and greens in the leaves and abstract motifs to add character.  Antique Bakshaish carpets and rugs are referred to as the oldest production where Heriz and Serapi in the north of Iran come from.  Rare to find antique rugs and runners from this village in such condition now as more often they produced larger carpets for export.

Visit our showroom in Crondall, Surrey to see this rare antique rug. We travel all over the UK and Europe showing our antique carpets and rugs in customers homes, helping you find the perfect rug piece to suit your interior.

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