Antique Mehajeran Sarouk, late nineteenth centuryMehajeran Sarouks like this are prized for their more graphic and monumental design sense as well as the richness of their color. On this lush example a profusion of leafy, flowering vines in golden and terracotta tones writhes sinuously across a deep blue ground that accentuates and underscores the effect of the design. The terracotta ground border provides an exquisite contrast in its scale, color, and the crisper, more angular style of its drawing. Sarouks of this kind are more assertive than later examples, and much harder to come by.
Size: 10 ft 03 in x 13 ft 04 in (3.12 m x 4.06 m)