8'5" × 8'5"
A late 19th century antique Persian Bakshaish rug the pale field with a bold trellis of enlarged polychrome stylized palmettes and flowering angular vinery within a red primitive floral vine and rosette border.
Prized for their pronounced geometric style, impeccable execution and saturated color palettes, Persian rugs, also known as Serapi rugs, and Bakshaish antique rugs are in a class of their own. These mesmerizing carpets in NYC are regional cousins from northwest Persia, thus they share mutual origins. The northwest part of Persia is the area straddling the Caucasus mountains and Caspian sea, bordering with South Asia. It includes parts of Iran, Azerbaijan and Armenia.