Farahan Sarouk is the designation of some of the finest rugs produced in the city of Sarouk -- about 25 miles north of Arak (previously known as Sultanabad) -- in Persia/Iran in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The patterns of these rugs offer endless elegant patterns with the Herati motif. The Herati motif consists of a flower placed within a rhombus, surrounded by four acanthus leaves. Farahan Sarouk rugs have a central medallion motif. The weaving is fine: that is, thicker, tighter, and more detailed, allowing for a greater definition of the pattern.
We are always happy to collaborate with you on a custom carpet that meets all your specifications...and your wildest dreams! Of course, it will be woven on our very own looms with the best materials under the supervision of our experts.
Design: 19th Century Farahan Carpet
Style: Antique Persian/19th Century
Material: 100% wool
Colors: Rust, Blue
Size: 8’ X 12’3”
Rug Number: 70001259
Antique Persian carpets, also known as Iranian carpets, are among the most diverse and beautifully designed of all the Oriental rugs in the world. Rich in culture, their historical background is one of the most intriguing in all of art history. The “golden era” of Persian carpet weaving began around 1500, and following the Silk Road, it was during these periods that Persian rugs were being exported all over the world, from Japan to Western Europe.
In Persia, (modern day Iran), the largest carpet producing centers that flourished were Tabriz, Herat, Kashan, and Kerman. These rugs represent some of the finest examples of textile art ever produced. The complex methods and highest quality materials, including natural dyes, silk, cotton, and wool, combined with being woven by hand, ensured that these creations would last for decades, and in many cases, centuries.
Designs featured in antique rugs made in Iran are prized for their flawless proportions, and angles of spiraling curvature, resulting in an effortless fluid, and timeless, style, that exemplify their ageless elegance.
The master weavers of Persia took great pride in the textile art they created, therefore Antique Persian carpets are among the finest and most important examples of textile art, displaying some of the most beautiful and artistic creations ever crafted. Their beauty and complexity are timeless, inspiring, exciting, and masterful, making them an excellent investment in the realm of fine art, that will be enjoyed and appreciated for generations to come.