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

Lot: 122
Bakhshaish - This small-format Bakhshaish belongs to a group of pictorial rugs that includes only a very few known examples. At the upper end of the field, a huge blue bird surrounded by flowering branches, its wings spread wide and its head turned to one side, sits on a design panel ascending towards it in a curve, appearing like a ladder. Its long tail feathers hang down vertically beyond the centre of the field. In the characteristic style of Bakhshaish rugs, all the designs have been represented in a geometric, abstract form. A closely related bird rug was sold by us in 1994. Both ends somewhat reduced, new overcasting along the sides. Low pile.
Origin: North West Persia, Azerbaijan
Dimensions: 195 x 169 cm
Age: Mid 19th century
Literature: RIPPON BOSWELL Wiesbaden, A 40, 14 May 1994, lot 29

Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles
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Auction date: Saturday 25. May 2013 at 15 o'clock