Pair of Persian Sarouk Farahan Pictorial Rugs
Magnificent And Extremely Fine Antique Persian Court Pictorial Sarouk Farahan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1880 - It is not difficult to imagine yourself in this scene from the court of one of the rulers of the great Persian Empire, Shah Abbas. This fascinating 19th century Sarouk Farahan rug is the product of a Persian master weaver who made sure to pay attention to even the smallest of details.
In this extremely fine pictorial rug, the ruling king sits in the center of the Persian rug with his advisers and staff at his side. These beautifully rendered soldiers, that are charging around the borders, seem to also have the job of protecting the delicacies of court life in the central design.
Court life was an important subject for painters, rug weavers and is a recognizable subject that we see in other types of textiles and art forms. Many of the court life scenes depict an important moment in the history and / or life of that specific ruler.