Antique Bakshaish, Persia, late nineteenth century The Bakshaish carpets of Northwest Persia are renowned for their stridently abstract and graphic treatment of classical rug designs, but this example is exceptional even among its peers. Here a series of medallions connected by vertical bands is flanked by hooked cornerpieces. The floral origin of the design is barely discernible amidst the rectilinearity and fine tessellated texture of the forms. The simple narrow borders and creamy tan field may perhaps reflect the influence of the Serab runners made in the same general region.
Size: 3. ft 03 in x 14 ft 03 in (0.99 m x 4.34 m)