Antique Sarouk Farahan Rug, Persia, Circa: Late 19th Century – This exquisite antique Persian Farahan Sarouk rug showcases an alluring combination of somber botanical motifs set over a vivid pink background. The lustrous grapefruit-colored field with its textural striated abrash is the star of the composition. This luxurious background highlights the elegant column of stacked-lozenge medallions that is linked by turtle motifs with recurving fins. The decorative contours of the elegant stacked lozenges are emphasized by a series of detailed vinescrolls with graceful curves. Receding spandrels adorned with a dense allover pattern create an illusion of depth while complementing the handsome colors that are featured in the floral borders. The regal borders of this beautiful antique Persian Farahan Sarouk rug incorporate bold palmettes and polychromatic Saz leaves rendered in a somber selection of colors that create a balanced, grounded frame.