Breathtaking Antique Tribal Persian Bakshaish Runner Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1880 – This antique Persian Bakshaish rug has several different areas of tribal patterns that feature bright and bold and happy colors. These colors are present throughout the entire design of this antique Persian rug, which helps to tie together the different tribal rug patterns and designs. The designs throughout the antique runner rug are very geometric, but they also have some floral inspiration within these designs.
The central design of this magnificent antique tribal Persian Bakshaish runner rug alternates between larger and smaller shapes. Each one of these designs contains more patterns within them. The concentric nature of these designs helps to emphasize the delicacy of the shapes and patterns within the antique rug.
Encompassing the central field area, there are diagonal stripes that features similar bold and happy jewel tone colors. In the outer two borders, there are more contrasting colors which help to add a feeling of completeness to the framed appearance of this antique carpet.
The use of a darker border on the outside and a lighter one on the inside creates a sense of light and shadow. This helps to bring a more pronounced and stunning sense of depth. Both of these outer guard borders have smaller designs within them that help to break up the backdrop of contrasting color.
This fascinating antique tribal Persian Bakshaish runner rug features a lot of different patterns. That said, the negative space in the central area of the antique Oriental rug allows the design to breathe and gives the eye a place to rest as it travels along the length of this tribal runner rug.
The contrast of strong pattern and negative space helps to bring a sense of artistry to this bold and stunning design. This makes it an ideal candidate for almost any interior decor approach.