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Antique camel field Bakhshaish rug with overall "aksu" motifs

Code: BKSH01

Age: 1875-1890

: 115x210cm

Size (ft): 3'9"x6'9"

Structure: wool pile, wool warps and wool wefts.

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Description: This is a rug with a rare design from the village of Bakshaish, located ~80kms to the west of Sabalan mountain in Iranian Azerbaijan.

The camel field with a beautifully rendered 'aksu' pattern, which is one of the most widespread Turkmen patterns, appearing in pile weavings of Turkmen tribes in Central Asia, Northern Afghanistan and Eastern Iran, also in the flatweavings of Azerbaijan, Iran and Anatolia tribes who are the descendants of Oghuz/Turkmen. All within an ivory floral meander border, arrow head guard stripe, "S" motif minor borders and an open camel ground outer border

Evenly low pile. Some wear in selvedge. Otherwise, well preseved.

A larger example was sold for $43 200 at Christie's New York, Sale 1682, Fine European and Oriental Carpets, 23 June 2006 - https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/a-bakshaish-carpet-northwest-persia-last-quarter-4739805-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=4739805

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