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Early Antique square Bakshaish carpet

Circa 1860
358 x 295 cm 11’8” x 9’8”
£35,000
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An early primitive design antique Bakshaish carpet woven around 1860-1870, the stylised all over Tree design is a beautiful tribal design rarely seen.  The natural dyes have mellowed over the last 150 years or more to produce muted yet warm colours.  The condition is good in general, with some restoration on the main field of this rare type and some old repairs to the outer border edges.

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 It is however an exceptional early tribal carpet with a good medium high pile and ready to be used on the floor.

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, the UK & Europe 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 view this remarkable early Baskshaish carpet in-situ.

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