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1920’s Sarouk Runner, Sarouk 9, American Painted Sarouk 30.5″ x 59″ D0163


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Item No.:  D0163      Sarouk No 9

What is it:  Small Persian Sarouk Runner, ‘Painted for American Market’

Age: 1920’s -1930’s

Design:   Overall floral sprays organized in concentric groups

Material: Wool Pile, Cotton Weft and Warp.

KPSI: Knots Per Square Inch =169

Condition: Very Good, Excellent. Overall, thick, lush pile

These rugs were in high demand prior to the 2nd World War by American and European customers.  American customers preferred deeper reds and magenta and maroons and variations of red, blue and whites. For, this reason, the reds and sometimes blues were ‘over-dyed’ with the darker reds  and are known as ‘painted’. In the 1950’s these rugs were not produced any more. These are the so-called  ‘American Painted Sarouks’.


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Decorum Rugs Collection

Item: D0163     Sarouk #9

Description:  30.5″ by 59″ 1920’s American Sarouk Runner, Fine Weave, Excellent Condition

This is a spectacular American ‘painted’ Sarouk runner  made in the Arak region in Northwest Central Iran. These rugs were very popular and in high demand in the 1920’s -1930’s by the American and European markets. Americans preferred the darker reds  and rugs exported to the USA  were darkened or painted with a deeper red dye.   Sarouks are known for their extremely resilient, shiny, springy wool, fine weave, and jewel colors,  This rug has a  cherry red field with scattered jewel like flowers arranged in balanced sprays.  It is finely knotted with a high knot count of 169 KPSI (knots per square inch).  It still has the original selvage sides with the full shiny pile throughout the entire rug. There is minor loss to the fringe ends which has been secured.

This is a wonderful one of a kind piece that can be used on the floor for many decades to come.

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