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New Oriental carpet #50861 Sarouk Sherkat Iran 11.7 x 8.1 feet

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Item Number: 50861
Provenance: Sarouk Sherkat
Country of Origin: Iran
Size: 11.7 x 8.1 ft
Age: new
Pile: wool
Design: floral / medallion
Ground Color: red
Price (incl. VAT): US-$ 3,500

Estimated delivery time:
4 - 8 working days

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More about the provenance Sarouk Sherkat | Iran

Sarouk is located in West Iran, in the zone of production of Arak. The source of this important provenance has been in the village of Sarouk (also written Sarough) North of Arak. Sarouks are known to be of high quality. The pile is usually higher than the average Persian rug and therefore Sarouks are rather heavy and solid rugs, the wool being used is high quality durable wool.

"Sherkat" is the shorter term for "Sherkate Sahamie Farshe Iran", which means "Stock Corporation of Persian Carpets". This corporation is half state owned and has been founded in order to secure a constant rug production of higher quality. Sherkate Farsh maintains numerous manufactories in Iran and primarily controls the quality of the wool, the thoroughness of production (e.g. avoiding crooked rugs) and the purity of the designs, i.e. keeping certain traditions of design up whereby Nomadic designs are almost not used at all. Often it is easily recognizable whether a certain rug is a Sherkat production or not. But it is much more difficult to determine where in Iran a Sherkat rug has been made since the manufactory is not bound to the traditions of the region. However, this rug has been made in a Sherkat manufactory in Sarough. "Sherkat" is a guarantee for quality and beauty, a reliable pillar in the multifaceted world of rugs.



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