Antique Persian Sarouk Farahan Rug, Persia, c. 1920’s – Here is an especially attractive and uniquely composed antique Oriental rug – an antique Sarouk Farahan piece that was woven in Persia during the second decade of the twentieth century. This fascinating piece is primarily characterized by its wide open, pale field. Within the confines of an exquisitely detailed border lies this open field, a brilliant example of the aesthetic power of minimalistic design. Indeed, the sheer openness of the field allows for an especially beautiful patina to shine, occupying nearly the entire surface of this rug. In addition to allowing a wonderful patina to develop uninterrupted by detail work, the openness of the field seems to elevate the complexity of the border to an entirely different level. Richly decorated floral and vine scroll elements swirl throughout the border, resplendent in shades of blues and greens, brilliantly framing the open field. A unique and exciting piece, this antique Sarouk Farahan rug is a brilliant study in contrast.