Persian Sarouk rugs have been hugely popular in the US since the early 20th century. At that time, rugs were brought to the US and dyed a deep raspberry red to suit American tastes. Current rugs are still made of wool and hand-knotted in the traditional way, though the wool is dyed before hand. A tell tale sign of a Sarouk is usually its blue weft threads, salmon or tomato-red color mixed with ivory and blues, and a very traditional, floral style.
Cleaning Recommendations Always use a professional rug cleaners. Self-cleaning methods like carpet shampooing are discouraged. Clean spills immediately by blotting with a clean sponge or cloth. Avoid use of beater-bar type vacuum as they create friction, which speeds up the wear on pile rugs, and some may cause yarns to pull or snag. If snagging does occur, trim to same level of surrounding fibers. Care and Maintenance We recommend rug pads for use with all rugs to help extend the rug’s life, protect the surface underneath, and help keep rug in place. Pile shedding is a normal characteristic of quality area rugs, particularly with wool and other natural fibers. Some rugs shed more than others.