Arak rug

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  • Size : 205 * 128 cm
  • Date : circa 1940
  • Foundation : warp and weft are made of cotton
  • knots : asymmetric
  • piles : almost long

Arak Province has not long history in weaving, but historical documents and local situation of this province indicates  there was carpet weaving in some parts, like Sarough, Farahan, Saraband and Moradabad, since old times.
rug weaving in markazi province originally has been started in Arak, formerly known as Sultanabad, which is located on the high plateau of central northwestern Iran. This outstanding hand-woven Persian rug are beautiful because of its unique warm motifs in its patterns. With the ancient history of this town, rug-producing industry dates back to the 17th century. Although some changes have been made to the original designs, For the first time, in 1875, in Nasseredin the Qajar king era, Tabriz businessmen exported products of Arak and its counties. Arak still produces those amazing village rugs, Historical references prove, that Arak’s people were expert in preparing dyes, dyeing and weaving carpets until the beginning of 20th century; yet, fine rugs of Iran are known as “Sarough Rug”, in Europe and the united states of America.

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