Antique large rug #42561 Bakhshayesh Iran 16.1 x 7.5 feet
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||16.1 x 7.5 ft
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More about the provenance Bakhshayesh | Iran
Bakhshayesh is located in North West Persia in the province of Azerbaijan approx. 30 km North of the city of Heriz.The Bakhshayesh rug belongs to the family of Heriz rugs. The relatively high pile made of high quality wool, the fresh colors and the robust making of the Heriz make it a high quality robust and tasteful Oriental rug.
This Bakhshayesh has a "Herati" or "Mahi" design (has its origin in Herat, ca. 16th century, short for "Mahi to Hos" meaning "fish in the pond"). A rosette is surrounded by a rhombus which is again surrounded by four bent leaves. The name "Mahi" meaning "fish" was given to this design because the leaves resemble swimming fish.