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A Sufi's Farahan

A Sufi's Farahan

  • Number (sold)

  • Type Village

  • Material Wool

  • Style Medallion

  • Origin Farahan

  • Size 308 x 207

  • Age 1850

Story

A mystical antique carpet, imbued with cultural resonance and material excellence. A number of small format rugs from the Farahan district have survived, mostly with Saruk weave, that have natural color or undyed wool with a medallion in the middle. They are associated with Sufi dervishes for quite apparent reasons.

This is different. The weave is classical Farahan of the pre-Ziegler, pre-1870s type. The size or scale is quite larger than the usual ones and the quality is superb. My guess is this was made for a high ranking dervish in a Sufi mystical brotherhood. Extremely rare and amazingly beautiful.

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