Antique North West Persian Carpet BB4162
Antique North West Persian Carpet Description:
A late 19th century Persian carpet from Northwest Persian, the midnight blue field with a colorful lattice formed of enlarged angular vines and containing primitive floral motifs within a light red border with abstract vinery and floral motifs.
Prized for their pronounced geometric style, impeccable execution and saturated color palettes, Persian Heriz rugs, also known as Serapi rugs, and Bakshaish Persian rugs are in a class of their own. These mesmerizing carpets 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. Therefore, Persian Heriz runner carpets and Bakshaish antique rugs represent the convergence of different cultures, from the Kazakhs and Khazars to the invading Mughals. In the past, the Northwest Persian district comprised of dozens of villages and niche communities hidden in the shadow of towering mountains and steep valleys which formed a stable carpet-producing network that has survived until this day and maintained its prestige thanks to the awe-inspiring Persian Heriz rugs and Bakshaish rugs for sale.