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Antique Bakshaish (Bakhshaesh, Bakshaiesh) rug, Azerbaijan, NW Iran. 340 x 460 cm


The multi layered design show the height of the weaving art in these Heriz/Bakshaish area carpets. The decoration inside the medallion is typical of Bakhshaish carpets, as is the deeply abrashed blue ground. It is interesting to note that the blue ground is revealed once more in the medallion, an indication that the design should be seen in terms of layers.