866. an abundant old Sarouk Persian rug

Old or antique Sarouk (Sarough) Persian rug

866. Provenance: Sarouk (Sarough), Markazi Province, northwest Persia

Size: 136 x 200 cm

Age: circa 1930

Condition: Good for age, with low pile, and areas of very minor wear.

Notes: Woven in the past 100 years in Sarouk, Arak and the surrounding countryside, these rugs have long been valued by officionados, particularly in America, where their gently flowing floral design was much-admired. Many received a post-weaving 'dye-job' stateside, where a stronger red was popular, but this is not such a piece. Known for their exceptional quality and ability to withstand decades of wear, Sarouks continue to be a best seller of the Persian rugs. They are made with a high quality, tough wool using a Persian knot. A tell tale sign of a Sarouk is usually its blue weft threads, salmon or tomato-red color mixed with ivory and blues, and a very traditional, floral style. This is a lovley piece.