Antique Farahan Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: Turn of the 20th Century – Here is a beautifully composed and exciting antique Oriental rug – an antique Farahan carpet that was woven in Persia around the turn of the twentieth century. Featuring an exceptionally elaborate and meticulously ran composition throughout, this stately antique Persian carpet is characterized by its deep obeisance to traditional Persian rug weaving. With lace-like precision, a delicate ‘Herati’ design unfolds across the field of this exquisite antique Persian Farahan. The design is closely worked, that the dark ground barely peeks through, operating as little more than an accenting outline for the pale gold details of the pattern. A palmette vinescroll border frames the field with a more curvilinear pattern, but one that still maintains a similar design texture and coloration. Farahans like this are the epitome of grace and finesse. A beautifully woven antique Oriental carpet, this antique Persian Farahan carpet effortlessly communicates some of the finer points of classical Persian rug design. This comely carpet serves as an example of the enduring power of classical Persian rug design.