Sarouk (also Saruk or Sarough) rugs are a type of Persian rug from Iran’s Markazi Province. They are woven in the village of Saruk and the city of Arak, known for their exceptional craftsmanship and quantity. Antique Sarouk rugs made before 1930 are considered masterpieces and highly valued by museums and collectors. Skilled weavers create these rugs in both village and workshop settings. Sarouk rugs have been popular throughout the 20th century, particularly in the American market. During the 1910s to 1950s, a variation called the “American Sarouk” or “painted Sarouk” gained fame.