Small Tribal Antique Persian Bakshaish Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa date: Last Quarter of the 19th Century – Here is a beautifully woven and appealing antique rug – an antique Bakshaish rug, woven in Persia (modern day country of Iran) around 1880. This comely tribal small antique rug is a charming example of the Bakshaish style, featuring many classical elements of design as well as a characteristic geometric aesthetic. Elaborate borders set the stage for this impressive carpet, borders that have more depth on the vertical than the horizontal. A dark red background allows for the beautifully drawn floral and vine scroll details of the borders to stand out boldly. These contrast intriguingly with the field, which is very traditional in format. A geometric medallion, resplendent with gorgeous floral details, stands at the center of a larger, pale colored space. These two elements combine to form a monumental medallion, leaving only small patched of blue that effectively function as corner pieces. Traditionally composed and impeccably woven, this antique Bakshaish rug features an alluring pallet and exceptional designs.