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Antique Fereghan Sarouk Oriental Rugs and Carpets

Hand Knotted antique fereghan Sarouk Rugs

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".

Signatures/dates: Rare

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.


Feraghan Sarouk
Antique Fereghan Sarouk

Colors of Farahan Rugs




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Take a look at Feraghan Sarouk Design Rugs up for bid on eBay!

Feraghan Sarouk

Farahan Sarouk
Ferahan Sarouk



All above images from Sotheby's Sale: N08503  New York November 25, 2009


Sotheby's May 19, 1984

Sotheby's Saturday May 19, 1984 Fine Rugs and Carpets Sale



The following lot are from Sotheby's New York Auction Catalog, which were up for bid on May 19, 1984 in New York.  Click on each image for additional information on each rug and what they sold for (if they sold)! 





Lot 171, 1984 Sotheby's Silk Fereghan Prayer Rug


Lot 171:

Property of Various Owners


last quarter 19th century, multi-color silk warp.

Approximately 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m.) x 4 feet 5 inches (1.35 m.)

Estimate: $30,000 / 40,000

*An antique Oriental rug or carpet is defined by the ORRA (Oriental Rug Retailers of America) as a piece which meets or exceeds 100+ years of age.  This 100 year old rule reflects a more conservative evaluation, which is a nod to an old internationally accepted customs law.  To this day, most museums, reputable sellers and collectors alike will only consider an Oriental Rug as being "antique&q

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