Sarouk from Western Iran, handwoven during the second quarter of the 20th century.
This rug features a curvilinear floral design on a crimson red field. The floral work is intricate and an excellent example of the type of floral sprays Sarouk rugs are known for. The main border features scrolling palmettes on a navy ground. When these type of rugs were important to the US in the 1920s, it was the fashion to tint the soft red field a deeper crimson as was done with this piece. This classically patterned rug should last for generations to come.
In excellent condition, signs of wear consistent with age. Pile is low and densely woven, with a very sturdy handle.