Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Why Paint a Rug - Painted Sarouk Rugs

Why Paint a Rug - Painted Sarouk Rugs

In rugs for the decorative market color is everything. So what do you do if a rug is the wrong color. With Sarouk rugs they dyed them to a more saleable color. In the picture below the Painted Sarouk rug had an orange red field but was dyed to the blue/red in the image. Why? Because American homes predominantly used dark mahogany furniture and this was the color that went best with it.

Don't forget to read American Sarouk - Painted Beauty by Lynn Tall

1920's Sarouk Carpet
Sarouk is the name of a village but it also has become the name of a grade of rug from that area. Trade names for the rugs of the Sarouk region include: FeraghanFeraghan SaroukMahal, Mohajaran Sarouk, Mushkabad (now called Mahal) and Viss/Golpayegan Rugs . On this page I am focusing on the American Sarouk.
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