West Central Persian
8' 10" x 12' 3" (269cm x 373cm) 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
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FERAHAN SAROUK, West Central Persian
8' 10" x 12' 3"
269cm x 373cm
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
("New Arrivals Gallery") One of the preeminent 19th-century styles, superb-quality Ferahan Sarouks today are extremely hard to find at over 100 years of age, let alone at 145 to 170 years, such as this exquisite room-size carpet. This invigorating piece excels in the expressiveness of its pattern, seen in the dervish dancelike movement of luxuriant golden vinery in the majestic outer medallion that envelops a stunning 8-petalled centerpiece. Delectable shades of jungle green and a rarely seen pistachio, most prominent in the central octogram and opulent corner spandrels, bring additional vitality to the sophisticated yet ebullient color palette. An engaging border treatment is a celebration of color and form where elaborate vine-connected palmettes appear almost alive and deftly applied color shifts abound. Against the odds, this never-to-be-repeated regal weaving remains in very good floor-worthy condition despite its venerable age.
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