A Beautiful And Finely Woven Room Size Antique Persian Faharan Sarouk Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1880 -This eye catching antique Persian Farahan Sarouk carpet has an elegant quality. It features a unique design that made and antique rugs from this area of Persia popular items in the European and USA markets from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.
Sarouk is a village located to the north of Sultanabad that became most famous for the production of fine carpets during this time. As legend has it, Farahan was the village’s most celebrated rug weaver, and Persian rugs from that area became known as a group referred to as Farahan Sarouk. The carpet weaving industry was highly competitive during that time, and many designers attempted to appeal to the tastes and wishes of a highly lucrative European and American market. It was thought that all over designs in vibrant colors would be the best way to attract these wealthy customers.
This magnificently rendered and constructed antique Oriental rug features leaping gazelles prancing through a delightful and abundant garden. The gazelles give this spectacular antique Persian Farahan carpet an exotic feeling that makes it stand out in this group of rugs. Floral designs are the most common in Persian Kerman carpets, and the inclusion of animals makes this antique Persian Farahan carpet unique.
Woven with extremely lustrous and soft to the touch wool, this antique Persian Farahan carpet uses colors that are rich and have a formal yet sophisticated and somewhat light and airy feeling. This is a beautiful, classic design that is elegant and would complement a refined, traditional interior design. However, this is the kind of antique area rug that is sure to add so much interest and could be used for an interesting layer and texture in a modern room.