2.5 x 4.11 Antique Mahajaran Sarouk, Central Persia, Circa 1915

An antique Sarouk rug from central Persia’s Sultanabad province. This rug is of a transitional style between the “Fereghan” style Sarouk rugs from the late 19th and first decade or so of the 20th century, and the “Mahajaran” style Sarouk rugs that began to be made circa 1915.

Fereghan style Sarouk rugs tended to be thinner, somewhat more finely woven and more rectilinear in the articulation of the stylized floral designs than the so-called “commercial” Sarouk rugs woven in the 1920s. The Mahajaran style rugs served as a bridge, in some cases, such as this rug, with quite a fine weave; elegant and well spaced designs; and the frequent use of navy blue as the field color.

Rugs of this size are uncommon in virtually every type of antique rug, being almost twice as long as more typical “mat” or “poshti” size rugs of approximately 2 feet by 3 feet but thinner than more conventional “Zaronim” sizes than are often somewhat larger than 3 feet by 5 feet.

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