Antique Bakshaish Persian Carpet (Bakhshaish or Bakhshaysh), circa 1900 - Antique Bakshaish carpets are prized for their bold central and allover medallion designs. This one is extremely unusual with its allover pattern of monumental vinescrolls and palmettes of a type more customary on Sultanabads. The forms interlace and overlap creating a dazzling mesh of red, saffron, and soft blue against the sultry ivory ground. The more delicate scale of the vine and rosette border nicely contrasts the field design while echoing its lovely blue ground echoes the coloration of the vines.
Size: 11 ft x 13 ft (3.35 m x 3.96 m)