Sarouk (also Saruk or Sarough) rugs are those woven in the village of Saruk and also the city of Arak, Iran and the surrounding countryside. Sarouk rugs have been produced for much of the last century. The early successes of the Sarouk rug are largely owed to the American market. From the 1910s to 1950s, the American Sarouk also known as the Painted Sarouk was produced. American customers had an affinity for the Sarouks curvilinear and floral designs.
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