Sarouk rugs (pronounced sa-RUKE) are a very desirable type of Persian carpet woven in Sarouk and the surrounding villages of the Arak province of Iran. They are room-sized rugs and their weft is generally blue. An antique Sarouk rug, made prior to 1900, is considered a masterpiece due to its extraordinary quality of craftsmanship and…
Moroccan carpets may date back centuries, but their primitive, abstract patterns can appear distinctly modern and elegant. Their great demand in Western culture has made these rugs prized possessions, elevating them to contemporary folk art status.
Tabriz (pronounced ta-Breeze) rugs are tight and densely knotted with elaborate designs, and some of the finest you will see.
Centuries-old Gabbehcarpets are renowned as coarsely woven, rough and primitive tribal rugs. The name is Persian for raw, natural, uncut. It is made in Iran in the province of Fars, by various tribes.
Everything old is new again, or at least that’s what you hope when you take your antique rugs to a professional, because you’ve started to see the results of daily foot traffic, spills and pets. This, on top of the fact that materials such as wool, silk or cotton will naturally decompose over time.