Bakshaish Rugs are distinguished by bold, expressive even expressionist lines and motifs. Bakshaish rugs adopt the style and feeling of the smaller tribal rugs and scale them up to room-size pieces. Bakshaish rugs may utilize medallion or allover designs descended from classical antique Persian rugs, but they translate such models into a much more abstract and expressive idiom reminiscent of Caucasian village rugs like Kazaks. Sometimes, like village pieces, they make use of scattered space-fillers; alternatively they may apply a principle of open space to allow the effects of the drawing to stand out graphically.
The antique Persian Bakshaish rugs are also admired for their lustrous wool and rich, transparent color, again in the tradition of the best tribal pieces. Bakshaish rugs were produced in North Iran, not far from the Caucasus, which helps to account for the qualities they share with the rugs of that region.
|Actual Size||10' 1" X 13' 9"|
|Country of Origin||Pakistan|
|Period||21st Century 1st Qtr|