Gold Background Antique Persian Sarouk Farahan Rug 49169, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa Date: 1900 – Wrought in opulent hues, a jungle of crisply defined floral shapes spreads over this antique Sarouk Farahan rug. The honeyed backdrop is filled with a symmetrical array of diverse flowers, each ornament detailed with combinations of crimson, navy, aqua, red and pale yellow. Feathery figures mingle with small, round blossoms or delicate bells, and larger, embellished ornaments mingle throughout the Persian rug. This balanced chaos is enclosed by a series of borders, the narrower strips lined with twining flowers linked by thin, curving lines. The widest band, at the center, weaves light and dark botanical forms over an ivory background, a theme akin to the main design of this antique rug.