Common Sizes: Typical 4' x6' up to 10' x 14'.
Approximate KPSI: Generally 180 - 300.
Materials: Wool Pile with cotton foundation. However, there are a few extremely rare examples made entirely of silk.
Common Motif: Curvilinear, often found to have a medallion and floral design elements.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Sturdy, albeit thinner rugs with expressive yet often more refined design. quality of wool is often very nice.
Approximate vintage: Mid 1800's thru 1915
Typical Price Points**: A fair condition, average characteristic Fereghan Sarouk may fetch $1500 in a 4' x 6' at auction. Fereghan Sarouks in mint condition and rare color combo have sold for as high as $50,000 in 2008 for a 4'4" x 6'8".
Alternative Spellings: Ferahan, Ferehan, Farahan, Faraghan. Sarouk, Saruq, Sarook, etc.
Common Colors: Seen below
Fereghan Sarouk rugs are widely sought after in the collector community. Colors are very often timeless, although vary from brighter bold shades, to more muted earthy tones.
One aspect of purchasing which one should be wary of: It's not uncommon to see mis-attribution online. 'jozan' rugs, for example, often closely resemble Fereghan Sarouks, however, Jozan rugs are often found to be a coarser weave and generally fetch a lower premium.
While Fereghan Sarouk rugs are often intricate weaves with sometimes more complex design, it's not uncommon to find clear 'imperfections': Those of which include a slightly off-center medallion, or even un-reconcilled design in the corners of each border.