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Antique Farahan carpet

Circa 1860
301 × 220 cm 9’10” x 7’2”
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Since the 18th Century, Fereghan rugs from between Arak and Kashan have ranked among the best fine rugs in Persia.  The various mosaic designs of these rugs, of which there are around 20 variants compose of, the famous ‘Herati’ pattern, central motif designs, tree of life prayer designs and diamonds filled with rosettes.  The border designs are ornamented with angular palmettes, leaves, rosettes.  Colours tend to be light blue, purple, or rare natural white.

Fereghan carpets are unlike their neighbours Sarouk which are more formal often using an elaborate central medallion. Fereghan weavers preferred floral motifs of shrubs and vines using more green dyes and hints of yellow.  Fereghan or Ferahan rugs were woven in the Arak district which was once the capital of Persia.  They wove a variety of designs with Sarouk-Fereghan rugs more classical in their structure and rugs from Malayer and Fereghan using palmettes, shrubs, geometric motifs.

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A very rare natural wool background antique Farahan carpet woven around 1860. Woven with the early Harshang design, which is stylised from a Crab, often seen in the borders of Caucasian rugs from Azerbaijan.  The open floral palmettes in pale blue and light green are remarkable, combined with the indigo border and muted madder reds.  The whole composition and colour palette are just exquisite.  A rare and collectable carpet over 160 years old.  Minimal restoration has been undertaken on this piece, the majority been original.

As members of the British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) and LAPADA – The Association of Art and Antique Dealers you can purchase from us with confidence. Our inventory is vetted by both associations at the antiques fairs we exhibit at yearly.

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