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Antique Bakshaish (Bakshaiesh, Bakhshaish, Bakhshayesh) rug, Azerbaijan, NW Iran.

Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Major Spring Auction

Auction date: Saturday 23. May 2009 at 03 PM

Lot: 33
Bakhshaish A garden carpet in miniature format, woven in a village in the Bakhshaish area in Persian Azerbaijan. A light red cypress placed along the central axis is surrounded by geometric, stylised twigs decorated with blossoms. The lower end of the field shows a water basin, a pair of birds appears near the top of the tree. Rewoven upper and lower border, uniformly low pile.
Origin: North West Persia, Azerbaijan
Size: 109 x 71 cm
Age: Late 19th century