Tribal and Primitive Gold Background Antique Persian Bakshaish Rug, Origin / Type Of Rug: Persian Rug, Rug 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.
as is the case with so many of the magnificent antique Persian Heriz, Serapi and Bakshaish rugs, this one contains all the intricacies and imagery of refined yet primitive beauty. Its exquisite geometric design is a source of powerful wonder which will only grow as time goes on. This impressive Persian rug is quite majestic and has a transitional feel that is sure to infuse commanding eloquence and allure into almost any interior design space.
The beautiful and animated crab design border, that surrounds the the entire perimeter of this Persian Heriz rug, frames and completes this piece in the most perfect way. The two thin guard borders, that encapsulate this wider sky blue border, are remarkably detailed. These inner guard borders feature an elegant interconnected floral rug design motifs, which depicts perfectly uniform petal shapes, in alternating colors.
The full majesty of this antique carpet is solidified with the astounding rectangular field. The majestic design of the field reveals a glorious and brilliant interplay between the soft gold background, bold rusty colored shapes and sky blue vines and patterns. A satisfying sense of coherence is created by the nucleus of the Oriental rug’s design, which exists as a floral figure that is unique in it’s shape from all the surrounding patterns. This design is further accentuated by the navy blue colored inner petals, which stand out and pop against the lighter colors of the rug’s background color.
This antique Persian Bakshaish area rug beautifully represents the epitome of royal elegance. Its refined details and brilliant color scheme culminate in an exquisite relic that will only grow in significance and glory as the years come and go.
Most importantly, this tribal gold background antique Persian Bakshaish rug is a stunning work of textile art. It’s old world charm, combined with it’s soft magnificent array of colors and geometric rug design, are sure to add a special and memorable charm to any tradition or modern interior design space.