West Central Persian Antique Carpet
9' 0" x 13' 1" (274cm x 399cm) Circa 1875
Price upon request
FERAHAN SAROUK, West Central Persian
9' 0" x 13' 1"
274cm x 399cm
("New Arrivals Gallery") Carpet-making within the Ferahan Sarouk pantheon was well-established for meeting the desire of both the domestic and international aristocracy during the 19th century. Their signature ambiance of graciousness combines grand formal elements with natural spontaneous fluidity that sets this style apart. A resplendent medallion acts as an organic engine driving the tremendous botanical activity. Note the congenial relationship between the graceful organic contours of the medallion and sumptuous chryselephantine spandrels that comfortably circulate together, like continents that have somehow drifted apart. Bejeweled boteh (pear-like seeds of life) come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. The splendid color shifting vinery traces a path under, over, and through other design elements creating an immense feeling of three-dimensionality and movement where all motifs continually advance and recede into the glowing carnelian distance. Every part of this carpet reflects a virtuosic control of artistic elements based on an acute understanding of the effect a grand antique carpet can have on an interior. The nearly unparalleled brilliance of this room-size piece is happily married to remarkable heavier pile condition.
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