Luxurious and Fine Beautiful Blue Antique Persian Farahan Gallery Size Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa date: 1900 – This eye catching antique Persian Farahan Sarouk carpet has an elegant quality. It features a unique design that made and antique rugs from this area of Persia popular items in the European and USA markets from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. It is a captivating long and narrow gallery size rug that is simply magnificent.
Sarouk is a village located to the north of Sultanabad that became most famous for the production of some of the finest rugs made during this time. As legend has it, Farahan was the village’s most celebrated rug weaver, and the Persian rugs from that area became known, as a group, as “Farahan Sarouk”. The carpet weaving industry was highly competitive during that time, and many designers attempted to appeal to the tastes and wishes of a highly lucrative European and American market. It was thought that rugs with allover designs, in more vibrant colors, would be the best way to attract these wealthy customers.
This magnificently rendered and constructed antique blue color rug, features a sophisticated pattern with multiple and uniquely design artistic borders. The outermost border play on the colors of the main field and creates a unified feeling. The “in between” wide double paisley design rug border is an unusual addition and indicative of a rug that must have been custom made.
Woven with extremely lustrous and soft to the touch wool, this luxurious rug, a unique antique Persian Farahan carpet, uses colors that are rich and have a formal yet sophisticated and somewhat light and airy feeling. If you are looking to buy truly unique and special area rugs, this is a beautiful, classic design that is elegant and would complement a refined, traditional interior design. However, area rugs this are the kind of rugs that are sure to add so much interest and could be used for an interesting layer and texture in a more modern room.