Large Antique Farahan Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: Turn of the 20th Century (around 1900) – This lavishly detailed large antique Persian Farahan carpet features a sophisticated allover repeating pattern with kaleidoscopic details and saturated colors that have a regal masculine appearance. Delicate botanical decorations, filamentous vines and floral clusters adorn the majestic ruby-red field. Softly detailed rosettes embraced by branching inflorescence anchor the refined design while skillfully trading places with the ogival hourglasses and accent figures that dance above the richly patterned background. Ivory and ocher accents, sylvan leaflets and dusky branches flatter the prized red ground, which evokes the patrician style of English manors and the refined carpets of nearby Sultanabad. The aristocratic allure of the Persian ate patterns, in this beautiful antique Persian Farahan carpet, shines through in the ancillary guard bands and understated borders, which display a prototypical Farahan pattern of rosettes and serrated leaves that has a rustic charm and sense of strength.