FERAHAN SAROUK, West Central Persian
3ft 4in x 5ft 0in
NEW ARRIVAL! Area size Persian rugs were woven by one person as opposed to a team of 3-7 or more weavers making a room size carpet. Because of this they offer a much wider choice of interesting variations on traditional designs and often a personal expressiveness not possible in larger formats. This small rug is one accomplished weaver’s uniquely conceived design based on an axis of palmettes that form an elegant, elongated medallion. These palmettes are emphasized by a rare tangerine tone, possibly the dyeing achievement of the weaver. The rest of the rug presents a joyfully colored floral garden, a detailed tapestry, and is framed by one of the exquisite Ferahan border designs. Antique art rugs such as this can completely enliven a small space: the side of a bed, at a doorway, along a corridor, in a bathroom – the uses and enjoyments of small Oriental area rugs are many.