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Antique Persian Bakshaish Carpet
Catalog#: 42146
Artist: Not Available 
Category: Rugs & Tapestries
SubType: Rugs
Origin: Persia/Middle East
Era: 19th Century
Height: 204 inches
Height Note: 17ft
Width: 138 inches
Width Note: 11ft 6in
Price: $76,000
Antique Bakshaish, Persia, late nineteenth century - A boldly graphic stepped medallion in pale blue floats amidst an ivory field strewn with stylized linear shrubs and flowers on this extraordinary antique Bakshaish. An inner ivory medallion with long finials is flanked by two writhing figures in pale gold, which probably represent dragons in abstract form. Equally abstract is the stunning double vinescroll or figure-eight border with large rosettes and serrated leaves set against the same pale blue of the main medallion. This masterpiece represents Bakshaish weaving at its best.

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