Finely Woven Ivory Background Antique Sarouk Farahan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – A crisply detailed pattern in cream with red and yellow counterpoints covers this antique Persian Sarouk Farahan rug. Intricately worked black curves delineate arabesque forms with broad strokes, forming a symmetrical design. Like ornaments aligned in columns, the dark lines pick out fields of red and yellow in pairs. Tremulously thin, black stitching creates a multitude of floral figures, from tiny, loosely floating flowers to interconnected, ornate flower heads linked to each other with a network of vines. The kaleidoscopic collection produces a distinctive, mesmerizing appeal. Several elaborate borders of varying widths enclose the central field of this breathtaking antique rug. The widest, a blue-backed band, features a red and yellow decoration reminiscent of fine brocade, a soft counterpoint to the stark intricacy rendered within.