ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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7. 
bakhshaish
northwest persia

circa 1870
cm 267 x 382 ( 8'9" x 12'7")


Notes: symmetrical knot on a cotton foundation
The subtly changing sky-blue background of this fascinating carpet, obtained by means of a number of abrashes, creates the impression of a sea on which floats a sun-like lozenge, spangled by polychrome rosettes. The refined primitivism of certain carpet typologies from northwest Persia is often the result of a fusion between the abstract tribal tradition and the more cultured one derived from the sophisticated urban ateliers.

 



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