Magnificent Antique Persian Farahan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – This delicate antique Persian Farahan rug was created around the beginning of the 20th century and features beautifully arranged vases of native flowers. Antique Persian rugs from Farahan were highly prized in the 19th century and early part of the 20th century for their beautiful use of color and find detail. This antique rug is certainly a beautiful example of the work that was produced during that time.
This beautiful antique small scatter size rug is based on a central medallion that is highlighted by the solid colored field surrounding it. This draws attention to the flowers within the field and those in the borders. One of the more interesting characteristics of this antique Oriental rug is that the main border is outlined with a series of paisleys, otherwise known as the boteh. This symbol represents the flame, or internal life. Many of the flowers located in the floral arrangements also have special meaning as well.
One of the characteristics that makes this antique Persian Farahan rug so special is that the border of the rug is given as much emphasis as the central design. This creates balance within the design and allowed the artist to focus on the design features themselves. This is a beautifully arranged piece that is bright , colorful, and cheerful. One could easily picture of themselves seated in a formal garden room surrounded by ancient vases filled to the brim with beautiful flowers.
This warm and inviting antique Persian Farahan rug evokes a sense of delight and tranquility that engages the senses. It is a fine quality collector’s rug that would make a splendid addition to any room design. Farahan Rugs are highly collectible and valued as much today as they were when they were created.