Amongst the Armenian community of this district, Lilihan carpets are the most famous. These carpets have a velvety surface and are finely woven.
The design and to a certain extent the colours of Lilihan carpets resemble those of "American Sarugh: Herewith, some explanation is given regarding the "American Sarugh" rugs mentioned above.
At the end of the First World War, a representative of an American firm, K.S Taushanjian of New York, who had commercial carpet activities in Arak, chose and created some patterns that he himself selected from the designs commonly used in Arak and Sarugh. Corresponding to these designs a large quantity of two-weft carpets with long pile in different sizes, with a red field and dark-blue border, or light-beige field with dark-blue border, were woven separately from each other. The long piled and beautiful carpets woven in the villages of Vies, situated in southern Arak have geometrical Botteh and Har designs.
Moreover, the skilful artisans have created a geometrical design that is very particular and difficult to find in the nearby villages.