Magnificent Floral Navy Blue Antique Persian Sarouk Farahan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – Bold geometric patterning and intricate floral details fill this magnificent antique Persian Sarouk Farahan rug. The center medallion design boasts a colorful, almost abstract floral arrangement. This arrangement features colorful floral blooms and vines that are set against the navy blue background color of the field of this beautiful antique Persian rug. From the center outward we see a beautiful array of alternating jewel tone colored floral blossoms that include lotuses, tulips, peonies as well as a variety of other majestically designed flowers.
Accents of soft green, salmon and sky blue enhance the lush botanical imagery of this finely woven antique Persian Sarouk Farahan rug. The colorful floral designs seem to levitate against the darker navy blue background. This magnificent juxtaposition translates into an exciting feeling of motion that seems to radiate from the center of this antique carpet outwards.
Just like the main field, the light colorful vines and flowers in the border are set against a classically colored navy blue ground. The border carries the same overall feel and artistic impact of the field. The result is a beautiful frame that surrounds this beautiful piece which also creates an overall sense of balances and order.
Upon closer examination, small whimsical animal designs seem to be frolicking happily across the negative spaces. These added fun little design motifs and the happy light colors of the flowers and vines add so much charm and a sense innocence to this otherwise traditional Persian Sarouk Farahan rug.
Without a doubt, this is one antique Oriental rug that is sure to draw attention while not overpowering its surroundings. While this piece is over 100 years old, it could work as effortlessly in a mid century or modern interior design as it would in any classically designed space. It is, without a doubt, one magnificent example and a wonderful work of textile art.