Antique Room Size Bakshaish Persian Rug 70306, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa Date: 1880 – This vibrant, beautiful Bakshaish carpet form the 1880s comes from the oldest carpet weaving village in northwest Persia. The weavers from this area are known for carpets that have a tribal, folk art character, drawing from the formal influence of the traditional carpet weaving center of Tabriz and ancient tribal designs.
This Persian carpet has unique elements that make the carpets of this area easily recognizable. The design has the formal elements of the traditional Tabriz medallion carpets. It has a central medallion, pendants, formal corners, and a complex border. This shows formal forethought and planning in the design layout; only these elements have been simplified and take on a more geometric character. This is one of the elements that distinguishes Bakshaish carpets and gives them a unique style.
Throughout the formal structure of this carpet, you will find traditional tribal symbols, mixed with a few more traditional Persian elements. The weavers used the traditional layout, but you can also see where they took some liberties with the designs and added in a few surprise elements of their own in the background. This is a common characteristic of Bakshaish carpets. They have a formal character that comes from using a traditional design, but you can often see the individuality of the artist shine through.
Bakshaish carpets are a favorite among collectors because they have both a formal quality that makes them perfect for more traditional style rooms. They also retain the tribal character that makes them perfect for an informal or Boho chic design, too. One of the things that people love about these carpets is their brilliant, bright background colors. They particularly love the blue color that is unique to the area.
The background of this antique carpet has a color variation that is characteristic of handspun yarns and village dye techniques. This variation adds another level of depth to the design and enhances the tribal character of the carpet. One of the reasons why Bakshaish carpets are so popular is that they can complement styles from traditional to modern. This irresistible piece is the perfect touch to add color and vibrancy to the interior style of any room.