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Green Farahan

Green Farahan

  • Number (sold)

  • Type Village

  • Material Wool

  • Style Medallion

  • Origin Farahan

  • Size 193 x 125

  • Age 1860

Story

Hardly any green carpets from the 19th century survive. This is due to two main factors. Very few were ever made, first of all, due to the cultural Islamic aversion to stepping on green floor coverings. Secondly, there is no natural dye that yields green meaning that dye makers mix yellow and blue. Given that most yellow dye materials fade away with time, an organic and totally natural process, this means that most green rugs ended up becoming blue fifty or a hundred years later. This is only the second green Farahan I have ever seen and it is a beaut. The weaver was shrewd in purposely creating a wide open space around the medallion. It's meant to let the green shine. And boy does it shine.

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