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Antique Sarouk Rugs Gallery
Sarouk, a small village and its neighboring villages in northwestern Iran are the source of large numbers rugs imported into the United States. The “Sarouk” rug came into existence around 1880 specifically for the European and North American markets. From the 1920s to the 1950s the United States became the major market for these rugs.
Before 1920s the Sarouk design was similar to that of the rug weaving centers of Ferahan and Tabriz. In fact, among the most desirable of the Sarouks is the Ferahan Sarouk, which was similar in design and structure to the rugs of Ferahan. After the 1920’s most Sarouk rugs followed a very distinctive design. This design depended on floral sprays and bouquets.
Mohajeran refers to another village where rugs are produced. The term Mahajaran Sarouk identifies a rug that was woven after the period of Ferahan Sarouks and before the period of "American" Sarouks.
We also include here Josan Sarouk and Lilihan rugs. These are from nearby areas and share designs with Sarouk rugs, but the differ from them in weave structure.
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