These Antique Farahan Carpets are Persian carpets come from a city in Western Iran and these are hands down the finest rugs from the 19th Century. In the 1920 and 1930’s Farahan Sarouk was a well-known rug designer. He developed his own style that is noted for the rugs center medallion motives and his all over floral patterns. These patterns have an endless-repeat with motives such as the herati or boteh design. Herati, being the most popular motives, has many variations and the boteh motives are usually woven inside hexagon-shape panels. Sarouk-Farahans rugs, the medallions are large hexagon, diamond, or oval shapes with large ornaments.
Technically these are well made carpets and as a rule the dyes were very good. Farahan rugs often used a very attractive copper green called celadon after the Chinese pottery. The color would turn brittle over time and wear away leaving a sculpted look that makes them aesthetically pleasing.
These carpets made their debut in 1873 at the Vienna Exhibition and from there captured the interest of Westerners for Oriental carpets. At Rugs and More we have an extensive collection of quite hard-to-find 19 century Rugs.
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