This magnificent Feraghan Sarouk carpet, from central Persia, blends classicism and refinement with a more playful nature that is seemingly unique to this piece. A central ogival medallion floats against an indigo ground. Corner pieces made of quarters of the same medallion are drawn in ivory, using a similar internal pattern of arabesque. The result is an effect where the viewer is given the feeling of peering at a distinct portion of a much larger repeat design, which transcends the rose colored border of this piece. This is generally an aesthetic seen in much older medallion carpets of the 16th and 17th centuries. While the finely drawn details of this piece are in keeping with the best examples of the type, the individual floral ornaments are of particular merit. One distinctive striped floral form seems to almost resemble the contours of a winged angel.
Fereghan SaroukLate 19th C
- Localised spots of light wear and lightly corroded green, a couple of minute repairs.
- 10' 3"
- 13' 1"
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