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Rustic Tribal Geometric Design Long and Narrow Gallery Size Antique Persian 19th Century Bakshaish Rug 43076

Size: 5 ft 8 in x 14 ft 6 in (1.73 m x 4.42 m)
Origin: Persian Rugs

This late 19th century Bakshaish rug from Persia features a traditional stacked medallion pattern decorated with protection symbols and design elements influenced by weavers in the Caucasus.

Gallery Size Antique 19th Century Persian Bakshaish Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – This extraordinary antique Bakshaish has a design derived from Caucasian rugs woven further north. In the field is a series of quatrefoil medallions surrounded by barberpole outlines in diamond configuration which emit in turn antenna-like projections to either side. Smaller medallions with internal palmettes and dragon-like floral motifs fill the remaining space of the field. A rich figure-eight vinescroll or ‘crab’ border encloses the field, with reinforcing minor borders of serial rosettes. But despite the arresting design, the ultimate glory of this rug is the rich and varied range of colors, especially the way they work together as a diverse yet harmonious ensemble.

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