Consummate Persian Art Carpet Brings Unfathomable Richness And Depth To A Traditional Dining Room
The best antique art carpets create pairings that are far greater than the sum of their parts, uniting furniture, architectural details and other works of art in a way that uniquely enhances their overall aesthetic impact. For this reason, masterwork carpets, such as this 19th-century Ferahan Sarouk that graces a genteel dining room, are avidly desired by seasoned designers and homeowners. Though its weavers could not have anticipated this pairing, the 160-year-old carpet’s resonance with the chair’s delicately turned leg and ethereal pale green fabric achieves a balance of refinement that could likely never have been reached in any other way. The antique Ferahan tradition provides the essential foundation by which these great heights are reached: neither the incredible dexterity of its clear, profusely rendered natural forms nor the exquisite pastel and jewel-tone dyes can be found elsewhere, as dye masters capable of these long-lost techniques no longer exist.
(Featured in our Brochure, Vol. 28, No. 2.)