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1920’s Sarouk , Sarouk 12, American Painted Sarouk worn 52.25″ x 82.25″


Decorum Rugs Collection

Item No.:  D0127      Sarouk No 12

What is it:   Area Size Persian Sarouk , ‘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 =144

Condition: Good with overall very low pile, Good design and robust condition.

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: D0127     Sarouk #12

Description:  52.25″ by 82.25″ 1920’s American Sarouk, Fine Weave, Worn Condition, No holes or Tears

This is a medium size American ‘painted’ Sarouk 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.   This rug has a  cherry red field with scattered jewel like flowers arranged in balanced sprays.  It has very low pile, but finely knotted with a high knot count of 144 KPSI (knots per square inch). Sarouks are known for their extremely resilient, shiny wool, fine weave, and jewel colors,   It will bring elegance to any room and is a good size at 4.5 feet by 7 feet.

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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