Spectacular Large Antique Persian Bakshaish Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1880 – The antique Persian Bakshaish rugs have a charming tribal quality that continues to endear many designers and collectors. Like the antique Persian Heriz and Serapi rugs, the Bakshaish carpets have a special beauty that comes from their location close to the larger carpet weaving center of Tabriz. Many of their designs were inspired by the designs of the formal carpet weaving centers, but the people in this remote area of Persia infused the traditional designs with their own unique folkloric motifs and designs. This gives them a look and feel that is unique among tribal carpets.
Bakshaish carpets are known for the softness of their wools and their colorful designs. They have delightfully original patterns that show the unique artistic choices of the village weavers. Bakshaish is one of the oldest carpet weaving villages known to exist. There is some argument among scholars as to whether the magnificent carpets of 16th-century carpet schools introduced their patterns into the surrounding communities, or whether they were inspired by them.
Whatever happens to be the case, there is no debate that Bakshaish carpets have a transcendent beauty that makes them perfect for both traditional and contemporary room designs. This specific carpet is a garden of brilliant rusty reds, soft light blues, ivory and corals. Living coral is a color that you can expect to see in the upcoming year, and this rug would make the perfect piece to accompany this vibrant, nature-inspired palette.
Persian rugs are no longer only for serious collectors. Although rug collectors have always been fans of captivating carpets, such as this one, Persian carpets are making their way into the pages of interior design magazines in styles from traditional to Boho chic. This gorgeous antique carpet would make the perfect foundation for several upcoming design trends. It is a beautiful piece that will give the space a bit of charm and a unique tribal character.