Antique Bakshaish rugs and carpets were woven in the Heriz district in the northwest Persian province of Azerbaijan. They appear to have been woven from the mid 19th century, although some examples are occasionally dated to the early 19th century which I am not sure I agree with, until circa 1900 – 1910. Antique Bakshaish rugs and carpets are often considered to be the most “decorative” of the various types of carpets woven in the Heriz region, often featuring soft colors and all-over designs that have an ostensible similarity to antique Sultanabad carpets that were woven in central Persia but are typically a bit more refined and elegant, while Bakshaish carpets tend to have perhaps a bit more charm and individuality.