Large Antique Gallery Size Farahan Persian Rug 43419
The design of this lovely antique Persian Farahan recalls the great Savonnerie carpets of rococco France.
Antique Gallery Size Farahan Persian Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – Although the weave and the border indicate that this lovely carpet is an antique Persian Farahan rug, the design of the field is western, recalling the great Savonnerie carpets of baroque and rococo France. An allover network of acanthus scrolls or cartouches comprises the basis of the field design, with clusters of naturalistic roses within the cartouches. The use of deep and soft shades of blue in this antique rug helps to define the main outlines of field design. In the border with its lovely ‘turtle’ vine scroll, we return to the classic Farahan repertory, and its is indeed striking that it fits so well with the western air of the field.