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Antique handmade oversize rug Nr. 59379 Bakhshayesh Iran 14.7 x 10.9 feet

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Item Number: 59379
Provenance: Bakhshayesh
Country†of†Origin: Iran
Size: 14.7 x 10.9 ft
Made: ca. 1870
Pile: wool
Design: geometric / medallion
Ground Color: blue / rosť
Remarks: Oriental design. Good condition, has some professional small repair. The pile is slightly lower
Price (incl. VAT): US-$ 29,000

Estimated delivery time:
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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 is an Oriental nomadic rug. The word "nomad" comes from the Greek word "nemein". Nomads are wandering tribes, shepherds, stockbreeders, or hunters. In the minorly populated areas of Asia and North Africa they move with their herds, all their belongings and their tents to new places constantly. Many states already tried to make them settle down with various success. Mostly it is the women of the tribes which contribute to the family's income with their carpet knotting and weaving while the men breed stock or go hunting. But due to the circumstances of nomadic life the carpet production often lacks regularity and precision in form and design, which actually adds to their originality and makes them even more popular. The wool is mostly dyed with vegetable dyes.



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