Tuesday, April 30, 2013

For Sale: Hand Knotted Persian American Sarouk Rug 10’4” x 14’5”

Hand Knotted Persian American Sarouk Rug
Size: 10’4” x 14’5”
Color: Red
Border Color: Blue
Floral Design
Pile: Lamb’s Wool
Foundation: Cotton
Antique/90-100 years old
Took more than a year to make
Recently professionally deep cleaned/sanitized/deodorized
All 4 sides restored and repaired by master weaver
Good investment-Price goes up with the passage of time
FREE Delivery in Los Angeles- Item 4010
$7900 email or call 310-860-0480

The American Sarouk is perhaps one of the more popular designs of the 20th century.  The American Sarouk was a genre of rug which was woven in Sarouk, Persia.  The demand, importation and production of such carpets was very high from the 1920's through the 1950's.  While the American Sarouk varied greatly in thickness, some of the more identifiable characteristics include the following:  
1. American Sarouks often feature a red background with blue border, or blue background with red border.  While the color of red varied greatly from a dusty rose to a deep wine red, the use of these reds was almost guaranteed to come with a deep blue.  There were few exceptions to these color combinations.  Blue backgrounds seem to be less commonly found. 
2. American Sarouks were most often produced with an allover "floral spray" pattern.  While some American Sarouks did feature medallions, they are found in far less frequency.  The floral sprays basically were set into proportion with the size of the carpet, however looked like a cluster bouquet of flowers often in a diamond shape covering the field. 

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Tel. 310-770-9085


Carpet said...

Great looking carpet!

Jess said...

This is a beautiful Sarouk rug! Thank you for sharing