West Central Persian
8' 2" x 10' 9" 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
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FERAHAN - West Central Persian
8' 2" x 10' 9"
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
(Connoisseur-Caliber) (Featured in catalog Vol. 29, No. 1, p.23) The best antique carpets reflect the creativity process as it unfolds from master weavers who employed great innovation throughout. A second look at this antique rug reveals that what initially appears to be a repetitive design is actually a continual reinvention of scale, shape, spacing and color. An intensely creative allover arrangement of bold, hand-drawn rosettes, swirling fronds and intricate vinery achieves a powerful dynamism in this sumptuous Persian town rug. A riveting palette of terracotta, ochre, sky blue, and deepest midnight indigo adds to the rich ambiance in this mid-19th century Ferahan rug. Surprising details continue in the one-of-a-kind main border, where fluid, inventive drawing imbues every accent with a deeply personal character. Learn About This Rug Type