Magnificent Large Tribal Animal Motif Antique Persian Farahan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – This rare antique Persian carpet is truly a one of a kind work of folk art weaving. Its magnificence is created by the curious interplay between soft, pastel colors and the tribal yet complex patterns. The central field of this jaw dropping antique Persian Farahan rug displays a myriad of colorful exotic animals on a sand like colored background. This juxtaposition gives a story like felling where the animals are meandering along the hot desert sand as they go about their daily business.
The inner elongated strip is intricately woven against a purplish background. In this central design motif, we see a lot more pattern and animals. This more densely populated and vegetative section is surrounded by the more sparse desert like scene… as if the dry desert mountain plateau gives way to the richly vegetative ravine down below. Each pattern and animal figure within this ravine is beautifully colored and designed, lending even more mystery and suspense to the overall visual effect.
The animal figures throughout this antique Persian Farahan rug boast fascinating animal pelt rug designs. These tribal primitive rug patterns are remarkably uniform which, in turn, gives the antique carpet a feel of order and similarity. This feeling is further made more prominent by the fact that at first glance, we get a feeling as though the overall rug design style is a perfectly mirrored from side to side. This “mistaken” feeling is further made prominent by the fact that that the main blue border is flanked on either side by three mirror like guard borders.
The green animal figures on each side of this central image create satisfying symmetry, drawing the eye outwards toward the edges of the Oriental carpet, where, even more detailed designs are located.
As it ties in both history and the present together in a beautiful and exhilarating way, this unrivaled antique area rug will add a mysterious, wild, inquisitive and elegant story like spice to any interior designed setting.