This rarely-found, highly collectible antique over-size Sarouk carpet boasts a very fine and densely designed all-over pattern of repeating latticed burdocks and Herati motifs. The overall angularity and geometric quality of patterns, that one can especially see in burdocks, lattices enclosing them as well as the slightly large Herati leaves with rectilinear edges hints at the tribal roots of this Sarouk rug, yet its elegant and refined execution through gorgeous colors and tightly woven pile makes it a rare and sought-after hybrid of many influences.
The deep midnight indigo field provides depth displaying the full beauty of the carpet’s highly luminous wool and creates a perfect background for the elegant colors of the motifs to shine: lattices in soft rust red, burdocks in celadon and deep moss and forest green and herati leaves in soft salmon pink. The main border in a brighter, rich red features a lavish design of beautiful florals with more curvilinear lines in deep midnight indigo and light salmon pink surrounded with swirling leaves in lovely light red and presents a stimulating contrast to the rest of the design with its more classical feel and brighter color story, emphasizing the effect of depth and tranquil order in the field.
With its silken quality wool, rarely found large scale and original features such as hallmark colors and design, as well as its extremely fine weave and durable structure, this antique Sarouk is an exquisite piece of artistry to cherish for generations.