A Magnificent Blue Oversized Fine Antique Persian Sarouk Farahan Rug, Country Of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Persian Rugs, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – This magnificent, intricate floral antique Persian rug from the late 19th century was produced in west central Iran. Sarouk is a village located about 25 miles north of Arak, which is also known as Sultanabad. It was one of the most important carpet weaving regions of the late 19th century. It is also the home of one of the most famous carpet designs, Farahan. The antique rugs that are considered to the best examples from Sarouk, are refereed to as Persian Farahan rugs.
The antique Persian Sarouk Farahan rugs were designed compete directly with those produced in Kashan. These magnificent and fine rugs tend to boast a medallion design and intricate floral patterns scattered throughout. This work has a defined geometric pattern and a formal structure that gives it balance. It was also exceptionally good placement of colors which achieve contrast and stability throughout the piece. This antique Persian Farahan carpet is a classic example of what we would expect to see in some of the best antique Oriental rugs from this area.
Farahan rug typically use large sized medallions that radiate from the center using concentric shapes with contrasting background colors. This gives the Farahan carpets a clear focal point, yet also draws the eyes towards the edges. It creates a sense of motion in the artistry of the design. This Persian Farahan rug has a high level of detail, and when you begin to look closer, the smaller details become apparent, adding multiple levels of complexity to the design. To carry out a design of such intricate detail requires a high knot count and is the sign of an excellent quality carpet.
In this carpet, the colors have remained as bright as the day they were dyed, and it shows signs of being well cared for throughout its history. This carpet was woven during a time when the Persian carpet industry was undergoing a revitalization, and carpet makers focused on quality as well as design. This attention to quality and detail show in this carpet.
This is a beautiful oversized antique Persian Sarouk Farahan rug. The colors and designs come together in a way that makes it a captivating composition and the crowning touch to a formal setting or collection.