Vintage Persian Bakshaish runner BB3973 2'10" × 13'0" $14,000
A late 19th century Persian Bakshaish antique runner rugs, the abrashed light brown field with a miniature lozenge lattice overall of wavy ivory lines containing abstract geometric floral sprays within a dusty rose floral spray border.
Heriz rugs and Bakshaish rugs are among the most striking and recognizable oriental antique carpets within the Persian repertoire. Familiar configurations of powerful flower-head medallions, complementary spandrels and borders with angular stylized vinery, floral infill and bold palmettes rendered in an inimitably geometric fashion, have a charming simplicity of line. Despite their origins in fairly sophisticated workshops, a strong tribal quality exists in these particular antique Persian rugs. Both Heriz rugs (sometimes known as Serapi antique oriental rugs) and Bakshaish rugs may be found with all-over designs and abstract interpretations of willow trees or ascending shield palmettes. In all but scale, these room sized carpets are redolent of the small antique Kazak rugs made by the Caucasian villagers to the north.
Vintage Persian Bakshaish runner BB3973