Vintage Persian Sarough (Saruk) Rug

* This rug is an example of what I offer. Please enquire about current stock to see availability”.

16’3″ x 13’1″ / 4.95 x 3.95. Other sizes are available, including runners. A superb and unusual allover design older example.

A less formal floral rug, woven in a cottage industry in the Arak area of NW Iran. Sarough rugs are hand-knotted with a wool pile on a cotton warp and weft (base) and are distinctive in their use of a particular red, pink, midnight and pale blue- as well as having narrow borders. They are very good value as the materials are solid and the weaving well executed. Even though they started as a cottage industry they can be classed as City/Workshop rugs as they have a classical medallion, corner spandrels and narrow borders. Along with Persian Kashan rugs they are perhaps the laypersons’ idea of the ‘Persian rug’.

The rugs of Sarough are highly traditional in design – Persian floral but large motifs without the riot of infilling common to many- with soft wool and muted dyes which make them excellent all round rugs – wonderfully suited to a dining room or family area, where the comfort will be appreciated by children and adults alike. The better examples are highly elegant and give any room a huge amount of class, as well as being hard wearing practical floor coverings. Hand-knotted wool Persian Sarough rugs are relatively undervalued by designers and private residential buyers, so if it’s Persian you want try to buy one.

Woven in many sizes, but more often seen as large and oversize in the UK.

This vintage hand-knotted wool Sarough rug is one of the best to be found and shows the aged mellowed colours and allover floral unfussy design to its best.

Pros- Good value for money. Lovely wool and softer dyes. Beautiful flowing traditional designs. Hard wearing and look good with some age and useage. Practical and comfortable.

Cons- Sometimes a little floppy and prone to rucks and movement but nothing a good underlay will not rectify

from £400m2

Type: Handmade
Origin: Iran
Materials: Wool on a Cotton Base
One-Off: Yes
Available in Showroom: NW London
Inspiration: View Rug Inspiration

Please use your rug with a suitable underlay which will protect the back of the knots and allow dirt to fall through the rug. Vacuum sparingly, once a week is sufficient, and do so on a low power and without the rotating brush, as this strips the pile. Clean professionally at least once every five years. Turn your rug every year if possible to even out footfall patterns and sun fading. Never leave your rug undisturbed under furniture in the dark. Keep a moth trap in the room if possible.
Every rug I sell is exactly as I have described on the invoice. I will have explained all the options open to you- including the bespoke rug making. The rug will be the very best rug you can buy within your budget and be the best suited to your room colours, light and usage. The way it is made, the materials, the age, the size and the all-round suitability for you and your room will be made completely transparent. Please feel free to ask for a second opinion if you are unsure.