146 cm x 101 cm
Geometric Sarough, blue gray with border and Medaillon
|Place of origin|
|Size||146 cm x 101 cm (= 1.47 qm)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1980|
|Coloring||blue gray, beige|
Place of origin
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 abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Sarough. The pattern flatters the design of the room and does not take the attention away from its furniture, decoration and architectural elements. It blends in fantastically with any surroundings and subtly complements the interior design of a room..
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 luxuriant flower motifs of this Sarough are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
The background of this Sarough is blue gray. The border features beige and rusty red. The yellow center combines the colors light brown and dark blue.
This Sarough has a story. It was hand knotted about 1980. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.
The pile of this Sarough 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 are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.