Monday, July 27, 2020

The Nuanced Grandeur of 19th Century Persian Ferahan Rugs

Persian Ferahan Sarouk, circa 1875, High Collectible
OAKLAND, CA.- In this installment of continuing series of interviews and articles featuring Claremont Rug Company founder/president Jan David Winitz, Art Daily spoke with him about Ferahan and Ferahan Sarouk carpets woven during the Second Golden Age of Persian Weaving (circa 1800 to circa 1910). Designed for an aristocratic regional clientele, the small rug-weaving workshops on the Ferahan Plain of West Central Persia developed a distinctive rug-weaving tradition in the 19th century. These rugs blended refined, curvilinear designs based on the museum-level carpets of the Safavid Dynasty with geometric influences from the surrounding tribes and villages. [More]