2.9 x 4.9 Antique Mahajaran Sarouk Rug, Central Persia, Circa 1920

Mahajaran Sarouk rugs were woven in central Persia’s Sultanabad province (later called Arak province and display a transitional style that bridge the earlier Fereghan Sarouk rugs of the 19th and very early 20th centuries with the “Commercial” Sarouk rugs of the 1920s and later.

Mahajaran Sarouk rugs tend to have beautiful wool quality and spaciously drawn floral designs, in some cases with more rectilinear articulation of the motifs, as in this example.

Although red field examples were woven, Mahajaran Sarouk rugs are especially beautiful when they have navy blue or denim blue fields.