Hand Knotted Orangey Red Persian Wool Traditional Oriental Area Rug - 13' x 20'
Heirloom quality! Representing the zenith of art that time honored techniques and craftsmanship can wrought, the rug has been made by a Master Weaver who has even signed his creation. Made in its namesake village, the rug is made of high-quality wool and silk on a cotton foundation with 500 knots per square inch. The wool not only adds to rug's durability, but also provides dirt repelling quality and thermal insulation. On the other hand, silk provides a unique sheen to the rug. An heirloom you can bequeath to your posterity.
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Story Behind the Art:
Within the world of rug craftsmanship, the designation of Sarouk is bestowed upon rugs woven in the Arak region, its surrounding villages, and the vast Farahan plains of Turkey. These rugs from the 19th century often featured a repetitive Herati or Gul Hennai pattern that adorned their entirety, meticulously woven with around 100 asymmetric knots per square inch on a cotton foundation. As the late 1800s rolled in, there emerged a notable shift in style as factory-made rugs sought to emulate the designs of Tabreeze, introducing intricate floral medallions into their patterns. The dominance of medallion designs persisted until the aftermath of World War I, when Sarouk rugs underwent a transformation, embracing detached floral sprays as their hallmark. This innovative design swiftly captured the public's imagination. Today, the Sarouk tradition endures, with rugs bearing these detached floral spray motifs being skillfully crafted in countries as diverse as India, Romania, and China.
Please keep in mind that new wool rugs may initially shed and have a natural capacity to shed for several months after purchase. This is normal due to the nature of construction of most wool rugs and not a defect. Click here to view our Wool Rug Care Guide.
Tip: We recommend the use of a non-skid pad to keep the rug in place on smooth surfaces.
All rug sizes are approximate. Due to the difference of monitor colors, some rug colors may vary slightly. We try to represent all rug colors accurately. Please refer to the text above for a description of the colors shown in the photo.
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