Antique Farahan, Persia, early twentieth centuryAlthough antique Farahans are famed for their classical Persian medallion designs, this one has an allover pattern of flowering vines or shrubs arranged in staggered vertical columns. The design is carefully articulated to produce a latent effect of staggered, openwork circular medallions. The subtlety of this approach is further enhanced by the unusually soft palette of the carpet in shades of tan, ivory and soft mauve. A beautiful ‘turtle’ vinescroll border encloses the field, using the same soft coloration. It is flanked by minor borders with dark outlining to reinforce its framing function.
Size: 7. ft x 19 ft 04 in (2.13 m x 5.89 m)