Impressive Rustic Room Size Antique Persian Bakshaish Rug, Country of Origin: Persian, Circa Date: 1880 – The antique Persian Heriz Serapi Bakshaish carpets are known for their earthy color combinations and tribal charm. The area where the Persian Bakshaish rugs were woven is one of the oldest rug weaving areas in the region and is known for its diversity in designs. These captivating Persian rugs have a folkloric, tribal quality that makes them stand out as some of the most beautiful in the region. The magnificent antique rugs, such as this one, were created over a century ago, and they are still as magnificent today as they were on the day they were cut from the loom.
One of the characteristics that makes these area rugs so unique and easily recognized is their adaptation of classic Persian and tribal rug designs and motifs. You can find familiar primitive floral patterns and tribal symbols throughout the carpet, but they are created in a way that gives them an abstract quality. The Bakshaish rug weavers gave the traditional motifs a unique local flavor.
This beautiful carpet has an all-over rug design that is pretty consistent throughout. Bakshaish is known for larger room-size carpets that were often created by families or groups of weavers. They were created on small looms where the portion completed is rolled onto a bar at the bottom. The weavers in villages weave from memory and can only see the parts of the pattern that have not yet been rolled onto the bar as they work. This weaving technique tends to create discernible patterns or rows of the pattern along the length of the carpet, but each one will always be slightly different.
The unique more relaxed designs, weaving techniques and colors of these village carpets are what gives them charm. No two are the same, and they show the artistry and talent of the individual hands that created the designs from memory. The colors of the floral and more tribal designs of this carpet stand out against the soft colors of the background. This antique carpet is a breathtaking piece with a tribal character. For those looking to buy impressive area rugs for their home, then look no further…. rustic rugs like this tribal room size antique Persian Bakshaish rug will make the perfect foundation for any design from traditional to contemporary.