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FERAHAN "SUNBURST RUG"
West Central Persian (SOLD)
4' 1" x 6' 3" Circa 1850
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FERAHAN "SUNBURST RUG", West Central Persian
4' 1" x 6' 3"
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(High-Collectible) ("Best-of-its-Type Sold in 2019”) An astonishingly well-preserved, quite old representative of the beloved “Sunburst” pattern, this small carpet achieves a level of whimsy and surprise that is remarkable. Most often, as here, Sunburst rugs are of Ferahan provenance, which is known for refined weavings of a stately, formal nature. This early rendition captures a potent, magical ambiance initiated by the central serrated orb holding flowers. Ancient symbolism from the area celebrated the sun god who was responsible for all living things. Instead of pendants two human faces encircled by sunburst crowns are connected to this central medallion. Four exotic plants emerge from the top and bottom of the field, seemingly tossing tiny flowers and shrubs into the air like a dandelion. These uncommon features set this rug apart from all others, elevating it to an esteemed niche. Learn About This Rug Type