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

Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles
Major Autumn Auction
Auction date: Saturday 04. December 2010 at 15 o'clock

Lot: 99
Bakhshaish Long Rug - Old long rugs from the Bakhshaish region were knotted for home use and more rarely exported than the large-format workshop carpets of the provenance, which consequently are better known. Here, the light red field is patterned with geometric, stylised botehs alternating with flowering shrubs. The blossoms surrounding each of the botehs are a stylistic feature of the group. Good condition, original selvedges, the kilim finish has been preserved at the bottom, upper end minimally reduced.
Origin: North West Persia, Azerbaijan
Dimensions:430 x 100 cm
Age:Early 20th century
Literature:HOPF, ALBRECHT, Eine Sammlung Edler Orientalischer Teppiche. Tübingen 1961, no. 36