Old Sarough Mir
314 cm x 258 cm
Floral Old Sarough Mir, beige with border
|Place of origin|
|Size||314 cm x 258 cm (= 8.1 qm)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1960|
Place of origin
This rug comes from Sarough (also Sarouk, Saruk or Sarogh). Sarough is one of the most famous rug-making regions in Iran. Situated in the western Persian province of Aarak, it includes the provinces of Arak, Jozan, Ghiasabad, Mahal, Malayer, Mohajeran, Sultanabad and Wiss. In Sarough, Persian patterns of all types are knotted, sometimes even according to the customer's specifications. However, the backing ( warp and weft ) is usually made of cotton. In old and antique rugs, a blue weft thread is often seen. The knotting is very fine and the pile is relatively high.
Rugs like this one are called Sarough Mir. Framed by a border, the patterned panel is decorated with the so-called Mir-i-Boteh design. The Mir-i-Boteh design consists of a curved almond motif standing upright and forming a row. Naturalistically or abstractly depicted, it is immediately recognizable by the bent tip. The shape has often been described as a flame, associated with the fire worship of the Parsees, followers of the teachings of Zoroaster, or as a bent palm leaf. It is considered likely that the pattern was inspired by cypresses. In Europe, the almond-shaped element of the pattern is known as the paisley pattern. This old Sarough Mir is more than 40 years old and a true collector's item.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Sarough Mir are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
The abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Sarough Mir. The pattern flatters the design of the room and does not take the attention away from its furniture, decoration and architectural elements. It creates a pleasant atmosphere without dominating the style of the room.
The embellished edging (border) forms a excellent contrast to the center and creates a transition at the edge of the rug.
The repeating elements in the center field of this Sarough Mir rug have no specific center (so-called repeating pattern). The repeating pattern has a calming but not boring effect. Rugs with repeating patterns are also called patterned.
The background of this Sarough Mir is beige. The border features beige, light blue and light red.
You are not the first to appreciate this Sarough Mir. It has had owners before you who have cherished and used it. It was hand knotted about 1960. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.
The pile of this Sarough Mir has been hand-knotted from high-quality virgin wool. Virgin wool is obtained through the gentle shearing of sheep. Virgin wool is a sustainable, natural raw material with a number of impressive properties; due to the wool's natural fat content, the surface repels water droplets and is thus naturally impervious to dirt. Wool also offers excellent thermal insulation, has a regulating effect on living climate and muffles sound. The weft and warp threads of this Sarough Mir are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.