Sarough carpets are made in the eponymous village in the west of Iran. They can roughly be divided into three categories: The antique “American” Saroughs, which were made mostly for the US-american market (hence the name “American”), the regular Sarough and the Sarough Mir with their independent diamond pattern without a medallion. These resilient carpets come usually in the colors of red, blue and beige and have a knot density of about 250.000 knots per square meter.
In the midwest of Iran lies the village of Sarough. Sarough carpets are made in and out of this Village. At the beginning of the 20th century, the majority of Saroughs were exported to the United States due to their high popularity there. The patterns of these Saroughs were designed to suit the taste of US-American buyers. Nowadays, these so-called antique “american” Saroughs are highly sought-after collectibles, which also have found their way to Europe. These old “american” Saroughs predominantly had umbel motives. Other Saroughs have usually a centrally placed medallion with floral motives. Next to this pattern, carpets without a medallion or with Herati pattern are common. Except for Sarough Mir carpets. These carpets have their own independent design, which is recognizable by the diamond patterns in the inner field of the carpets. In addition, the Sarough Mirs have a brighter color than their other counterparts do. Predominant colors of a Sarough are red, blue and beige. Saroughs are knotted with high quality wool, which is why they are very resilient. Weft and warp are made of cotton, the pile is made of fine lamb’s wool. Further, a knot density of about 250.000 knots per square meter and a high pile height contribute to the premium quality of a Sarough.