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

Lot: 241
Bakhshaish A white-ground Bakhshaish showing a simplified version of the Harshang design of large palmettes, blossoms, cruciform floral clusters and abstract birds depicted as chevrons. The outer borders have been repiled at both ends. The original selvedges survive but are damaged. Uniformly low pile, several repiled areas.
Origin: North West Persia, Azerbaijan
Size: 407 x 309 cm
Age: Late 19th century

Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles
Major Autumn Auction
Auction date: Saturday 29. May 2010 at 03 PM