Indo-Sarouks: Sarouk Rugs from India

India Sarouk
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.

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    HERB CARROLL June 7, 2010

    I HAVE AN ORIENTAL RUG THAT IS A SAROUK THAT WAS HAND TIED IN INDIA.IT IS IVORY/BLUE COLOR.QUALITY IS MARKED ON LABEL 70/50,WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
    THE SIZE IS 6.0 14.0 I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE VALUE OF THE RUG IT IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS PARCATOL@HOTMAIL.COM ,THANK YOU FOR ANY INFORMATION YOU CAN GIVE.

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