Arak rugs are hand-woven Persian pieces made in Arak (formerly known as Sultanabad), the capital city of the province of MarkazI, which sits on the high plateau of central Northwestern Iran. These rugs are beautiful and unique pieces that will enhance any room by means of lively colors and warm motifs in their patterns. The history of this town is very dated and its commercialized rug weaving industry dates back to the 17th century. Today, Arak continues to produce semi-tribal or "village" rugs similar to those made in this part of Iran over two thousand years ago, although a lot of changes have been made to the designs. Therefore, most of the elements in the pattern of the rugs have a history and has been woven in rugs for thousands of years.