A blue-field Indian Sarouk imported by Haroonian International. This line resembles Persian Sarouk rugs from the 20s and 30s.
Indian Sarouk Rugs, or Indo-Sarouks, are Indian rugs made to look like classic Persian Sarouk rugs.
For decades, Americans have imported Indian rugs called Indian Sarouks or Indo-Sarouks, though they have borne little resemblance to the Persian rugs after which they are named. (For a refresher, read our post about the “original” Persian Sarouk Rugs.)
In the last decade we have started to see Indo-Sarouks worthy of the name. Lee Haroonian of Haroonian Rugs International imports a line called Claridge that includes some really impressive examples. They illustrate how successful rugs still can be in chrome dyes and mill-spun wool.