Antique Sarouk Farahan Persian Rug 43328
The design, color, and the lustrous wool of the pile combine to make this an outstanding early Sarouk.
Antique Sarouk-Farahan, Persia, late nineteenth centuryOlder Sarouks with a medallion design like this tend to be known by the term Sarouk-Farahan to distinguish them from the later, twentieth examples with allover patterns made extensively for western taste. The richness and variation of the palette, the crisp classical Persian ornamental detail, and the grandeur of the medallion format all attest to the greater authenticity and fidelity to classical Persian tradition that are the hallmarks of these rarer, earlier Sarouks. The beauty of the colors, accented by the high quality lustrous wool of the pile combine to make this an outstanding piece with appeal to collectors and lovers of decorative carpets alike.