Tribal and Primitive Gold Background Antique Persian Bakshaish Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – Rich, summer-bright colors decorate this antique Persian rug, creating a distinctive tribal pattern over a golden field. Red and blue ornaments are aligned in alternating rows, staggered across the antique Bakshaish rug evenly. Each hexagon is thronged with jutting arms, seeming to reach for each other without ever touching. Angular, abstract forms in the middle of every shape are stitched with the same two base colors, the red and the blue in perfect balance. The intense hue of the background, like a heavy, setting sun, offers the ideal counterpoint. The borders of this antique rug focus on the interplay of the contrasting red and blue with only small touches of yellow in the geometrically designed flowers. A zigzagging band of navy against crimson forms the final demarcation, a narrow accent that complements the whole without distracting from any other elements present.