7 October 2010
A SAROUK RUG
WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1910
A few localised ares of light wear, areas of tinting, touches of moth damage, one small repair on one end
6ft.4in. x 4ft.2in. (193cm. x 127cm.)
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The mustard yellow field of this rug is a very unusual ground colour to find in any rug, and particularly from Sarouk.
Please note that the lots of Iranian origin are subject to U.S. trade restrictions which currently prohibit the import into the United States. Similar restrictions may apply in other countries.
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