Sarouk-Farahan Rug, Persia, Early 20th Century – This outstanding antique Persian Farahan rug depicts a magnificent allover Harati pattern rendered in a regal selection of somber colors. The intricately decorated midnight blue field features an elegant variety of traditional botanical motifs, including polychromatic Mahi leaves and branching vine scrolls. The seamless pattern features a kaleidoscopic level of detail that creates a variety of secondary patterns and latticework fences. Broad turtle and vine scroll main borders incorporate an exceptional level of detail with precisely outlined turtles that are set over a lush background of intertwining vines. The bold brick-colored borders are enclosed by crisp white guard bands that feature a reciprocating pattern of angular botanical motifs. Somber outer borders adorned with delicate floral motifs and intricate contrasting outlines complete the composition of this spectacular antique Persian Farahan rug.