Decorum Rugs Collection
Item: D0171 Sarouk No.14
Description: 23.5″ by 31″ 1920’s-1930’s American Sarouk No. 14, 169 KPSI, Very Good Condition
This is an American Sarouk made in the Arak region in Northwest Central Iran.These smaller square sizes are called Pushti’s and refer to sizes that are @ 2 x 3 feet. These Sarouks were very popular and in high demand by the American and European markets in the 1920’s -1930’s. Americans preferred the darker reds and rugs exported to the USA were often darkened or painted with a deeper red dye. This one was ‘painted’ and is in near pristine condition with thick, plush pile throughout. These rugs were discontinued after World War II sometime in the early 1950’s as post war demand decreased. Sarouks are known for their extremely resilient, shiny, springy wool, fine weave, and jewel colors, This rug has a deep red field with with well balanced floral sprays, jewel colors, and a beautiful floral central medallion that makes it look like it is lighted . It is finely knotted with a high knot count of 169 KPSI (knots per square inch). It still has the original selvage/ sides and fringe ends. It has good, full shiny pile throughout the entire rug with brilliant shiny wool and colors.The condition of this piece is exceptional!!
This is a wonderful one of a kind piece that can be used on the floor for many decades to come.