Antique Tribal Persian Bakshaish Rug 49174, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa Date: 1880 – The detailed pattern of minutely executed floral within small, curvilinear eight-pointed stars fill the field of this carpet to create an illusion of simplicity in design. The deep blue central medallion is filled with small lotuses floating in a pond. The large field of browns, beige and blue simulate desert colors. The restrained use of blue and red in the flowers throughout the field of this antique rug harmonizes with the blue and red in the central medallion. The overall effect is a sanctuary or oasis of cool water in an expanse of desert sand and heat. The border of this magnificent antique tribal Persian Bakshaish rug echoes the effect, with the dark brown of the outer edge serving as the underlying color of the entire Persian rug.