The term “Sarouk” comes from the name of a small village in western Iran. The name is also spelled Saruk, Saroq, or Sarough and the region is known for workshops with big looms, on which heavy body carpets are being weaved.
The famous durability of Sarouk carpets is reached by using a Persian knot on a double warp of cotton. The wool of finest quality is used and the rugs manufactured nowadays are made in the same traditional way they were made hundreds of years ago. A weaver uses only three simple tools; scissors, a knife with a hook at the end for moving yarn, and a heavy comb. When a finished carpet is cut off the loom, it is washed and exposed to the sun to be dried.
The patterns on Sarouk rugs are usually medallions or floral motifs, very detailed.
The colors for typical Sarouk carpets are red and blue, red being usually salmon-red or tomato-red, and ivory is sometimes mixed in.
In the 1900s, when Sarouk rugs were extremely popular with American clients, rugs known as “American Sarouk” or “painted Sarouk” were also produced and they were dyed a deep raspberry red as this was the most desired color.
Apart from being popular and durable, Sarouk rugs are made with well-proportioned elegance and the most famous floral motives give a feminine and delicate touch to a room with a sarouk covering the floor. Thanks to its durability and non-fading colors, a Sarouk carpet may be placed in almost every area of your choice. Sarouk carpets are also known to be very large, so covering even a bigger surface will be possible.