Why Paint a Rug - Painted Sarouk RugsIn 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
|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: Feraghan, Feraghan Sarouk, Mahal, Mohajaran Sarouk, Mushkabad (now called Mahal) and Viss/Golpayegan Rugs . On this page I am focusing on the American Sarouk.|