Middle of 19th Century North West Persia, Azerbaijan Bakhshaish Rug

Middle of 19th Century North West Persia, Azerbaijan Bakhshaish Rug

In this large and nearly square carpet from the Bakhshaish area, the stylised usual in the wide, yellow-ground border are a striking feature. The design of the field is a repeat of palmettes, rosettes, forked leaves and small tree forms, woven in pastel shades on a blue. Produced in small rural workshops, these carpets were popular in Europe and America as early as the 19th century on account of their decorative nature, and were probably woven specifically for foreign markets. – Good condition good pile; the original selvedges are preserved, no major repairs.Size 12ft.3in. x 9ft.8in. (376 x 300 cm)

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