Antique Farahan, Persia, late nineteenth centuryAlthough the weave and the border indicate that this lovely carpet is an antique Persian Farahan, the design of the field is western, recalling the great Savonnerie carpets of baroque and rococo France. An allover network of acanthus scrolls or cartouches comprises the basis of the field design, with clusters of naturalistic roses within the cartouches. The use of deep and soft shades of blue helps to define the main outlines of field design. In the border with its lovely ‘turtle’ vinescroll, we return to the classic Farahan repertory, and its is indeed striking that it fits so well with the western air of the field.
Size: 8. ft 03 in x 20 ft (2.51 m x 6.10 m)