Decorum Rugs Collection:
Beautiful, full pile,1920’s Mohajaren Sarouk
These rugs were made in the Arak region in Persia (Iran) and were considered the Gentleman’s rug. They were hand knotted with the finest wool and have a distinct weave which is unmistakable. They were made from 1890 to the 1920’s in the same region as the Sarouk and are part of the evolution of the Sarouk from the mid 19th century Farahans, to the Farahan Sarouks, to the Persian Sarouks, to the Mohajaren Sarouks, and finally to the American Sarouks.
Sarouk and its neighboring villages in northwestern Iran are the source of large numbers rugs imported into the United States in the 1920’s. The Sarouk carpet production started around 1880 in response to the European and North American markets. Before 1920’s the Sarouk design was similar to that of the rug weaving centers of Ferahan and the Northwwestern village of Tabriz. Most Sarouk rugs are found in a very distinctive design using floral sprays and bouquets. They are of a higher quality than the rugs that where made after the 1920’s, using a velvety wool and a higher knot count.The colors are crisp, sparkling and the wool pile is springy and plush.
It is most likely a village rug made in a weaver’s home with specific instructions for wool, dyes, and design to insure consistent quality throughout.