Antique Sarouk Rugs and Carpet Collection from Persia

Antique Sarouk Rugs and Carpet Collection from Persia top hr

Sarouk Rugs and Carpets Are Among the Most Popular Antique Persian Carpets

Antique Sarouk Rugs and Carpets- The thickness of the luxurious pile allows Sarouk rugs to withstand the level of foot traffic that would be typical in hallways, common rooms and foyers. The style, quality and durability of Sarouk rugs have made them extremely popular with western consumers then and now. However, they weren't always so popular. In the early 1900s, painted Sarouks that were over-dyed in vibrant hues of garnet and salmon-pink brought regional rugs to a new height of popularity. Although purists never appreciate these alterations, painted Sarouks are regional icons.

Antique carpets produced in Sarouk feature classic curvilinear vinescrolls and opulent arabesques as well as local bouquet-filled designs that represent the diversity of regional carpet-weaving traditions. The carpets of Sarouk are traditionally made with blue weft threads. However, the surface designs and floriferous patterns incorporate a tremendous variety of pure and clear colors. The village of Saruk produces stunning medallion-and-corner rugs and exquisite allover Herati patterns, but the lush carpets that feature beautifully isolated bouquets and shrubs best represent the unique aesthetic of Sarouk. Whatever design they feature, Persian Sarouk carpets have an opulent and enduring aesthetic that will always be in demand.

Sarouk rugs are among the most luxurious classically derived, room-sized Persian carpets. They were produced in the Arak region, not far from where Fereghans and Sultanabads were made. Some of the early examples were so closely related to Fereghans that they have been designated as Sarouk-Fereghans. While the latter tend to have medallion designs, Sarouk carpets from about 1900 onward were mostly produced in an allover format, with dense sprays or bouquets of flowers and vines arrayed across the carpet symmetrically, on a deep blue or burgundy ground. This latter type is known for its soft, velvety wool and fairly thick pile.

Sarouk carpets derive their name from an obscure village in Persia, located twenty miles north of Arak (formerly Sultanabad). Over a short span of history, this village produced some of the most highly regarded Persian weavings of the late 19th to early 20th century. These rugs are easily recognizable despite their lack of consistent design elements. Most were room sized with central medallions and generally the wefts were blue. The field colors were cream, indigo or a pale red and floral motifs in the field showed multiply shades of orange, green and brown. The short velvet like pile is of excellent quality and wears well.

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39 Rugs Found in Sarouk Rugs and Carpets

Antique Sarouk Persian Rug 48171

Style: Sarouk Rugs and Carpets
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 2 ft x 4 ft
          (0.61 m x 1.22 m)
From its richly decorated and complex borders to its ornate field, this antique Persian carpet exemplifies some of the finest trends to have developed in classical Sarouk rug design.

Anique Persian Faharan Sarouk Rug 48101

Style: Sarouk Rugs and Carpets
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 4 in x 4 ft 8 in
          (1.02 m x 1.42 m)
A truly impressive carpet to behold, this antique Farahan Sarouk carpet is primarily characterized by its classical composition, as well by its impressively precise weaving.

Antique Persian Sarouk Rug 48170

Style: Sarouk Rugs and Carpets
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft x 5 ft
          (0.91 m x 1.52 m)
A truly classical work, this antique Sarouk carpet features an elaborate deign that harkens back to the rich tradition of Persian rug design.

Antique Sarouk Persian Rug 43269

Style: Sarouk Rugs and Carpets
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 7 in x 5 ft 3 in
          (1.09 m x 1.6 m)
Featuring soft colors and detailed styling, the rare shape and exquisite workmanship of this carpet make it phenomenal statement piece.

Antique Silk Persian Farahan Rug 40995

Style: Sarouk Rugs and Carpets
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 4 in x 6 ft
          (1.32 m x 1.83 m)
This sumptuous little antique Oriental silk Farahan carpet is a masterpiece of Persian weaving with its exceptionally fine Herati design.

Antique Persian Farahan Rug 43291

Style: Sarouk Rugs and Carpets
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 7 in x 6 ft 4 in
          (1.4 m x 1.93 m)
This stunningly elaborate Mina Khani carpet is an excellent example of classic elements from the regional repertoire of Farahan weavers.

Antique Persian Farahan Mythological Rug 47606

Style: Textile Art
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 2 in x 6 ft 7 in
          (1.27 m x 2.01 m)

Antique Persian Farahan Rug 43502

Style: Sarouk Rugs and Carpets
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 4 in x 6 ft 8 in
          (1.32 m x 2.03 m)
Woven with earthy colors and elaborate floral patterns, this classic carpet features regional influences from Sarouk and Farahan.

Antique Persian Sarouk Farahan Rug 43855

Style: Sarouk Rugs and Carpets
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 6 ft 8 in x 9 ft
          (2.03 m x 2.74 m)
Woven in the late 19th century, this elegant Sarouk Farahan features an intricate all-over pattern incorporating Safavid geometry.

Antique Sarouk Farahan Persian Rug 43447

Style: Sarouk Rugs and Carpets
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 8 ft 3 in x 9 ft 9 in
          (2.51 m x 2.97 m)
A dazzling design of flowering, spiral vines spreads across the field of this exceptional antique Sarouk Farahan.

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