Fine Room Size Antique Persian Sarouk Farahan Area Rug, Rug Type / Country of Origin: Antique Persian Rugs, Circa Date: 1900 – This beautiful Farahan carpet from the turn of the 20th century takes your breath away with its colors and design. Farahan is a city in west-central Iran that is known for its carpets with a high knot count and intricate designs. Farahan produced two primary rug designs. They produced allover design, and they produced medallion designs, such as the one that you see here.
The medallion designs tend to be larger and take up a large portion of the field. They often consist of concentric layers with contrasting backgrounds. The medallions are often surrounded by large designs in a wide range of ornamentation.
This Persian carpet has a complex medallion design and demonstrates a high level of skill and artistry on the part of the designer. The carpet has a formal quality and would add an air of sophistication to any design style. It uses a range of colors and familiar Persian motifs. The colors and design of the carpet create a sublime feel that it will carry into the rest of the room.
The artist of this carpet used color, motifs, and contrasting background the create a piece with visual impact. The carpet design also adds another layer of depth to the design. The artist used scale as another way to differentiate the various sections of the carpet, as well as the spacing of the motifs within the section. The borders of the carpet show a high level of detail that can only be achieved with a high knot count.
This is a masterpiece that shows a high level of skill on the part of the creator, whose name will remain forever unknown to us. This antique carpet is a testimony of the skills and talent of the designer. This would be the perfect carpet for a formal room setting. It would also be the perfect carpet to divide space within an open-plan apartment, or it could easily be the foundation for fine dining.