11.8 x 18.6 World Class Antique Bakshaish Carpet, Northwest Persia, Circa 1880

An outstanding antique Bakshaish carpet from the Heriz district in northwest Persia’s Azerbaijan province. The ivory field contains a large, navy blue medallion but is distinctive in having the field extend all the way to the borders without having corner spandrels which is a far more typical format. This gives the field design of stylized flowers, leaves, shrubs and willow trees more open space with the design elements can breathe. An ivory major border with brick red guard border frames the field.

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