Antique Persian Sarouk Rug
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Brief history of Saruk Rugs
A Sarouk Rug is a type of Persian rug from the province of Arak in Persia.
Sarouk (also Saruk or Sarough) rugs are those woven in the village of Saruk and also the city of Arak, and the surrounding countryside. Sarok rugs have been produced for much of the last century. The early successes of the Sarok rug are largely owed to the American market. From the 1910s to 1950s, the “American Sarok” also known as the “Painted Sarok” was produced. American customers had an affinity for the Sarok’s curvilinear and floral designs. What they did not appreciate, however, was the color, so for much of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, rugs exported from Persia would get a dye job to a desirable, deep, raspberry-red color, once they made it to the States.
Sarok rugs continue to be produced today, using the same methods as during early production – with the exception of the post-production dye job. Known for their exceptional quality and ability to withstand decades of wear, Saroks 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 Sarok is usually its blue weft threads, salmon or tomato-red color mixed with ivory and blues, and a very traditional, floral style. The finest of the modern Sarok rugs comes from the small town of Ghiassabad.
|Exact Size||9' X 11'6"|