Phenomenal Antique Persian Sarouk Farahan Area Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa date: 1880 – The finely woven antique Persian Sarouk Farahan rugs were created in the late 19th century and represent a distinctive rug weaving tradition that catered to aristocratic clientele. These captivating Persian area rugs blend geometric shapes and a tribal character with a more formal, curvilinear designs. This gives them a unique artistry that sets them apart from others in the region.
Sarouk Farahan rugs were produced in an area of West central Persian known for beautiful rug making. They became popular on a global scale after the Vienna Exhibition of 1873 that increased interest in investment level oriental carpets. Consequently, these phenomenal antique area rugs were no longer produced after the 1910’s. Examples produced around the turn of the 20th century have become quite rare, and this piece stands out as an excellent example of the patterns and designs that were popular at that time.
This Farahan Sarouk rug shows the contrasting colors and primitive elements that made these finely woven area rugs so popular. One thing you might notice about this example is that it does not have the precision that you will find in carpets produced by the larger weaving looms found in cities. This one has a folk-art quality that stands out unless you know that it was touched by human hands and that it represents the cultural heritage of a people.
One thing that sets the Persian Sarouk rugs of this region apart is their inventive renditions of traditional motifs. This Farahan carpet has a character that is spontaneous and balanced at the same time. The Persian Farahans are elegant and have fascinating designs that bring a formal touch to any room. This is a gorgeous piece for a formal room design or for one where you want to add a tribal element. This fine antique blue background color Persian Farahan sarouk rug has a global character and mystique about it that will create a focal point in the room. It is a perfect addition to a formal dining room, in front of the sofa, or underneath the foot of a bed. Any way you look at it, this antique Persian Farhan Sarouk area rug brings warmth and character to any room of the home.