Antique Persian Sarouk Rug BB3045

Antique Persian Sarouk Rug Description:

An early 20th century Sarouk rug, the light brown field with an allover lattice formed by unusual leaves, floral vinery and palmettes with a central quatrefoil medallion at the center within a similar border.

As mentioned before, Sarouk rugs take their name from a village located nearby the city of Arak. These fascinating carpets have been produced for much of the twentieth century and their early success is largely owed to the American market. From the 1910s to approximately 1950s there was made a specific type of Persian rugs known as “American Sarouk” or the “painted Sarouk”. Although American customers developed a taste for curvilinear and floral designs of Sarouk antique carpets, they did appreciate original colors. Thus, for much of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s carpets exported from Iran were dyed to a desirable, deep raspberry-red shade once they arrived in the USA. Sarouk rugs continue to be created today, using the same methods as during early weaving, with the exception of the post-production coloring of the pieces. Known for their outstanding quality and ability to withstand decades of foot traffic and intense usage, Sarouk rugs continue to be best-sellers, sought out by collectors and design aficionados alike.

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