Antique Tribal Persian Bakshaish Rug 47049
Size: 3 ft 2 in x 3 ft 3 in (0.97 m x 0.99 m)Print
Imbued with whimsical folk-art influences, this antique Bakshaish rug depicts one of the rarest and most elusive design types complete with a pristine ivory ground.
Antique Tribal Persian Bakshaish Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Last Quarter of the 19th Century – This superb antique village rug presents the viewer with a wonderfully personal image of life in the rural hills of northwest Persia. This charming landscape carpet showcases an abundance of local flora and fauna. Lively birds, graceful herd animals and stylized trees and shrubs create a marvelous folk-art landscape that immortalizes rural life. In the lower section of the field, symmetric mirror-image stags pace through a wooded forest of blue-green cypresses and fruit-laden pomegranate trees. This border-like segment artfully frames the central landscape scene, which is alive with the abundance of the pastoral hills. Precise hairline accents and single-knot details enrich the stylized motifs and artfully abstract composition. Narrow strapwork borders enclose the beautifully styled field and give this unusual folk-influenced design a formal conclusion.<