An over size antique Persian Bakshaish carpet. The “open field” format is well known in northwest Persian carpets, spanning a range of types including Bidjar, Tabriz, Heriz (“Serapi”) and, seen here, Bakshaish. This example has great character, featuring two large,e camel color medallions and a navy blue medallions. The abashed sky blue corner spandrels and ivory border lighten the feel of the carpet. Beautiful color quality and in outstanding condition.
This over size antique Persian Bakshaish carpet would be as home in a contemporary or mid-century modern interior as it would be anchoring a room featuring a folk art collection or period furniture. Great textile art.
Private collection New England