301 cm x 216 cm
Floral Chinese Sarough, rusty red with border and Medaillon
|Place of origin|
|Size||301 cm x 216 cm (= 6.5 qm)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1995|
|Coloring||rusty red, dark blue|
Place of origin
The pattern of this rug is inspired by the pattern of a classic Sarough. However, this rug has been knotted in China. This rug is 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. The neighboring Farahan as well as the local Sultanabad designs and the so-called Mir-i-Boteh pattern consisting of Paisley motifs are also favorably produced. Characteristic of this type of rug is the very good wool quality of the pile, since the new wool comes from the Persian highlands. However, the lower weave ( 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.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Sarough are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
The embellished edging (border) forms a glorious contrast to the center and creates a transition at the edge of the rug.
In the middle of the central field of this Sarough is the symmetrical center, also called medallion. The design of the field is arranged in such a way that it gives the impression that the medallion is floating on the field.
The background of this Sarough is rusty red. The border features dark blue, blue gray and golden beige. The dark blue center combines the colors olive green and golden beige.
This Sarough has had admirers before you. It was hand knotted about 1995. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.
Chinese rugs are hand knotted from silky shiny wool. For the production of high quality Chinese rugs the coat of the Tibetan goat is used. The knot density is, as is typical in Chinese rugs, relatively low and the pile is shorn long.
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 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 the indoor climate and muffles sound. The weft and warp threads of this Sarough are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.