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Size: 6'11" x 4'3" | 2.12m x 1.29m
Sarouk is a name of a village situated about 25 miles north of Arak (Sultanabad). This region became one of the most active regions of carpet weaving in the late 19th Century through the early 20th Century. The city's most famous designer was named Farahan. To be able to compete with Kashan in rug commerce, Farahan designed rugs with center medallion motifs. Today, these carpets are referred to as antique 19th century Farahan Sarouks. However, in the early 20th Century, a vast number of Sarouks with all over floral patterns were exported to the international market. The transition in this design is known as the Mahajaran Sarouk. The resulting latter production in the 1920's through the 1940's became known as the Sarouk. The rugs woven in the pre 1940 era were of a better quality than today's continued rug production on a workshop base.