Viss Rugs

Guide to Viss Rugs & Carpets

Vist or as some spell it Viss is a village in the south of the Sarouk production area that produces geometric medallion or all over Herati design Persian Carpet.

Viss Rug Structure
  • Structure: Asymmetrical knot open to the left. 8 knots per horizontal inch and 7 knots per vertical inch. 56 per square inch (868 per square decimeter)

  • Yarn Spin: Z.

  • Warp: 1 ply ivory, blue, cotton.

  • Weft: 2 shots blue cotton.

  • Pile: 2 wool singles.

  • Ends: Post-hitch wharf binding with 1 inch warp fringe.

  • Selvages: Single cord overcastting blue wool.

  • Handle: Heavy, soft wool, durable, dense, stiff.


Examples:

Vist Sarouk Persian Carpet
Vist Sarouk Persian Carpet

This rug is an older Vist with very good color. Vist is a production center in the south of the Sarouk area. Carpets from Vist are usually a either a Herati pattern or they are a rather formal geometric as this one is.

Long ago the Sarouk production area was in a province called Arak. Arak was spilt up but in rug books they like to use the old terms. You will also see this mentioned as a Viss. Oriental Carpet Design by P.R.J. Ford is a great source on the Vist Sarouk.

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Sarouk Carpet. Vist, Iran, Mid 20th century.

Size: 6 meter

The structure for this rug was lost but here is a very similar discription whch will give you an idea of wht to expect.

Structure: Asymmetrical knot open to the left. 8 knots per horizontal inch and 7 knots per vertical inch. 56 per square inch (868 per square decimeter)

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: 1 ply ivory, blue, cotton.

Weft: 2 shots blue cotton.

Pile: 2 wool singles.

Ends: Post-hitch wharf binding with 1 inch warp fringe.

Selvages: Single cord overcastting blue wool.

Handle: Heavy, soft wool, durable, dense, stiff.


Vist Sarouk Persian Carpet
Vist Sarouk Persian Carpet

Size: 7 foot 2 inch by 10 foot 7 inch.

This is the traditional pattern of a village in the Sarouk area called Vist. Long ago the Sarouk production area was in a province called Arak. Arak was spilt up but in rug books they like to use the old terms. You will also see this mentioned as a Viss. Oriental Carpet Design by P.R.J. Ford is a great source on the Vist Sarouk.

This handmade Persian carpet is from the Sarouk area. This rug is in excellent condition and is 20 to 30 years old.

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Size: 7 foot by 10 foot 2 inch.

Structure: Symmetrical knot.  6 knots per horizontal inch and 7 knots per vertical inch. 42 per square inch (651 per square decimeter)

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: 2 ply blue cotton.

Weft: 2 shots corded powdered blue cotton.

Pile: 2 wool singles.

Ends: Post-hitch wharf binding with 1 inch warp fringe.

Selvages: 1 cord overcastting red wool.

Handle: medium heavy and thick

Further Notes: Excellent condition.


Viss/Golpayegan Rug C. 1930
Viss/Golpayegan Rug C. 1930

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