28 April 2005
A BAKSHAISH CARPET
WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1880
The shaded powder blue field scattered with minor geometric motifs, flowerheads and occasional birds and animals around two columns of three bold serrated palmettes containing angular hooked and serrated leaves divided by smaller serrated polychrome lozenges, in a shaded rust-red stellar flowerhead and angular vine border between an inner buff flowerhead and plain outer camel stripe, localised minor spots of wear, selvages rebound, a light surface stain, one end missing outer stripe
8ft.9in. x 7ft.8in. (265cm. x 233cm.)
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A very similar example is published in Thompson, John: Carpet Magic (exhibition catalogue), Wisbech 1983, p.120.
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