FERAHAN SAROUK, West Central Persian
10ft 7in x 13ft 6in
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(Featured in catalog Vol. 28, No.1, p. 5) With its virtuoso design, harmonious color palette and consummate craftsmanship, this deeply moving Ferahan Sarouk carpet exemplifies our emphasis on offering only the artistic highlights from the myriad antique rugs available. The staggering attention to detail and spirited formality of this high collective antique Ferahan Sarouk carpet exemplifies the best from this long respected stylistic tradition. Its astonishing, ornate centerpiece mirrored in the spandrels magically contrast with the larger scale, sumptuous blossoms of the field. A rich glow of patina illumines this rug's resonant palette of color. A stately medallion rug such as this easily anchors and unifies a complexly designed room.