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Antique Bakshaish rug

Circa 1890
160 × 98 cm 5’2” x 3’2”


Beautiful large floral design on this late 19th century Bakshaish rug, woven with natural dyes and some nice abrash, which is the term for dye change we can see this in the reds.  Gorgeous pale blues and light green to gold tones.  Bakshaish always used delightful dyes and bold large designs, making stunning rugs, carpets and runners.

Condition is good, with a nice wool pile and both ends and sides secured.  Ready to be used with our sturdy anti-slip underlay included.

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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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.

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