Room size Antique Camel Hair Bakshaish Persian Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1880 – Sometimes an antique rug comes along that is just too beautiful for words. This antique Persian Bakshaish rug was produced around the 1880’s and was woven using camel hair. The earthy browns of the camel hair provide the foundation for a color scheme that has an earthy and subdued feeling.
Within the design of this antique Persian rug, you can experience all of the abundance that the earth has to offer. A garden of beautiful flowers and fruits twists and turns through the field, surrounded by the gentle flowing water that is reflected in the blue background of the main border. The entire design of the antique Oriental rug shows exquisite artistry that creates a feeling of balance and harmony through both its symmetry and the way in which the colors blend together to create a reflection of the natural world.
This Bakshaish rug is indeed to be admired not only for the magnificent artistry, but also for materials that the Persian rug weaver chose to incorporate. Cotton, wool, and silk are the most common fibers used to create Persian rugs. However, sometimes you find one that is made from more exotic fibers. Camel hair is one of the softest animal fibers on earth and known for its warmth.
The camel has two types of hair. One is the rough, course and waterproof guard hair that protects the animal from the elements. The other is a soft and lofty down that creates warm cove for cool desert nights. The guard and down hairs are separated before spinning the thread, leaving only the luscious soft down. It is this soft down that was used to create this magnificent and rare find. The light browns of the camel hair also create a unique palette of colors with a warm glow.
This is simply a superb antique Bakshaish Persian rug any way you look at it. It would be a wonderful addition to a home that needs a piece that is a little bit different from what one normally finds. This antique Persian camel hair rug is soft to the touch and beautiful to the eye.