Elegant antique Saruk carpet from Central Iran. The shrub design Saruks like this are known in the trade as Amercian Saruk. The soft red ground colour is made by dying the wool with madder and diluted yogurt. The floral blue border brings the whole thing together beautifully. There is small area of repiling and a small repair in one corner. This piece has even low pile with some areas of wear, which is why it has been priced so keenly. It oozes with character.