Antique Persian Dragon Design Bakshaish Rug 46366
Drawn in an elegant less-is-more style, this quintessential late 19th century Bakshaish rug depicts a chic camel-colored field adorned with a bold dragon medallion.
3 ft 5 in (1.04 m)
7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Antique Persian Dragon Design Bakshaish Rug, Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – This stately Persian dragon design antique Bakshaish rug exemplifies the decorative rectilinear style, artful botanical decorations and sparse monochromatic spaces that typify regional creations. The stark camel-colored field is emblazoned with a stylized medallion flanked by directional pendants. Flower-filled spandrels and crenellated running-water motifs with polychromatic accents define the decorative lozenge-shaped field while complementing the isolated medallion, which features an array of carefully outlined tribal symbols and quincunx motifs. In keeping with the age-old traditions of Bakshaish and northwest Persia, the decorative field on this antique rug is enclosed by a narrow strapwork-style border that is adorned with an archetypal series of reciprocating floral motifs and angular leaflets. This stunning antique Persian dragon design Bakshaish rug is a magnificent example of the region’s iconic designs and symbolic traditions that are deeply rooted in Persian history and images.