8.9 x 11.5 | Majestic & Moody Sarouk Antique Rug | Rafael

$4,250.00

*All of our antique & vintage rugs are professionally cleaned prior to being listed.*

Name: Rafael

Size: 8.9 x 11.5

Pile: Low/medium lanolin-rich wool

About: Majestic piece from the southern-central region of where rug weaving originated. VERY moody Ralph Lauren style piece with a sheen that you wouldn't believe. This rug has a lighter and a darker side, where the light side glows silk, and the dark side looks so rich, deep, and lustrous. This berry color is perfectly surrounded by deep indigo and pops of saffron-camel, mocha, blue-green, and beige. The design is masterfully woven with a nice classical element - yet somehow keeping the DNA and heartbeat of a nomadic tribal rug. This is why this village is special. Some of the greatest rugs ever woven have come out of this village. See our Giorgio rug for another example of a rug from the same village. The wool this rug is woven with is soft lambswool that feels like a bunny rabbit. If you walk around barefoot in your space, this needs to be an option. If you, your pets, your kids, and/or anyone else ever spend time on the floor doing activities or just lounging - you should consider this rug. This piece is in great condition with a little patina here and there, nothing noticeable really. There was a small hole the size of a ping-pong ball that my grandpa patched with a piece from the same family; you'd probably never ever notice it if I didn't mention it. All in all, this rug is truly a sensational piece with so many interesting and beautiful elements.

This rug is one-of-a-kind, only one available.

Because of the nature and age of these older/antique handmade pieces, irregularities and age-related wear are likely to exist and are not considered defects.

Any questions about this rug? Don't hesitate to reach out! We always recommend a high-quality custom cut pad for any and all rugs; these pads are made for hand-knotted rugs. They create a body and support the knots of the rug, as well as prevent it from slipping and sliding.

A note from us to you: Buying a rug is special; it's not just you finding the rug, but also the rug finding you. Think about the many coincidences that have to occur for you to find the rug of your dreams. Our rugs are woven by nomads in the villages and remote mountainous regions of the major rug weaving districts across the world. All of our rugs are genuinely old and one-of-a-kind. Like anything old and unique, they are filled with character, soul, and story. The story of a rug is something we think about a lot; who was the weaver(s)? Did they weave it for personal use, commerce, to gift, or trade? Who was the second owner, and the third!? Sometimes the little motifs and symbols in rugs can help tell the story, but we will never truly know - there's something beautiful about that. Alas, our joy is to curate these incredible pieces that speak to us, and to pass them along to their new owners to be enjoyed and cherished for many years to come; both continuing to add to the story of the rug, and to the story of the new owners.

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