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Antique Bakshaish Carpet

Circa 1880
417 × 305 cm 13’8” x 10’


Beautiful all over mina-khani floral design in the centre of this antique Bakshaish carpet dating from 1890 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.  We love the deep almost black dyes used in the backdrop along with the indigo blues, gorgeous soft pinks, faded greens and a lovely pale blue border make for a wonderful palette.  In great order ready to be used in any room with our anti-slip underlay.

Visit our barn showroom to see it up close soon, or please do ask for a home visit, we are very happy to help you in your preferred way.

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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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