Sarouk Rug, Persia, Early 20th Century -This fetching and truly impressive antique Oriental rug – a Sarouk piece made in Persia some time during the early years of the twentieth century – is truly an achievement in rug-making. This gorgeous piece possesses many of the qualities most sought after by collectors of such rugs, and would make a proud addition to any home. Surrounded by strong floral borders, this stately Sarouk carpet uses dramatic colors and flamboyant medallions in a Mina Khani-inspired pattern. Each floral medallion includes a decorative vase and fleur-de-lis motif encircled by two floral sprays while the bold red border features a complex variation of cloudband and bouquet motifs found in Safavid-style works. All in all, this is a piece that is not to be missed. Its impressive design and lovely composition make it not only a highly desirable piece, but a genuine work of art.