Antique Persian Bakshaish Carpet, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa date: 1900 — The bold, vivid colors and striking tribal motifs of this stunning antique Bakshaish carpet ensure an elegant and compelling statement. Sand, oak, and sunset orange dominate the color scheme, bringing to mind the majesty of the desert. Rills of pale blue small form small, cool oases, emphasizing the rich heat of the colors. The rug begins with a thin tawny frame that borders a simple crenellated fence of orange and blue. This fence surrounds a vivid orange floral design, which meets a stunning border filled with intricate tribal motifs. A second floral frame borders the beautiful heart of the piece. A pale sand background sets off a gorgeously complex pattern featuring traditional depictions of the peony, the lotus, and the iris, each a deeply meaningful symbol. Masterful symmetry defines the rug. The complexity of the pattern is matched only by the antique carpet‘s rich symbolism.