Heriz, Serapi and Bakshaish Rugs - Antique Carpets from Persia

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The carpets of northwest Persia are in a class of their own. Prized for their strong geometric style, fine construction and rich colors, the carpets of Heriz, Serapi and Bakshaish are regional cousins that share mutual origins. These northwestern districts were home to dozens of villages and niche communities tucked away in mountainous regions and plunging valleys. Together, these distinct settlements and isolated communities formed a strong carpet-producing network that has maintained its international notoriety centuries later. The distinctive northwest Persian geometry of antique Heriz Serapi and Bakshaish Rugs is one of many iconic traits that these regional creations share.

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Heriz, Serapi, Bakshaish Rugs

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Antique Heriz, Serapi, Bakshaish Rugs

Antique Heriz, Serapi, Bakshaish Rugs

The district of Heriz has always stood out for its aesthetically appealing antique rug creations. These elegant, softly colored and richly patterned carpets continue to attract new generations of consumers and collectors. Antique Heriz carpets are prized for their elegant patina and rich colors that are often attributed to the area's copper-rich water. Regal terra-cotta reds, clear Persian blues and creamy accent colors are synonymous with the region's unmistakable coloration. Weavers in Heriz used the finest wool and deeply depressed Turkish knots to produce durable, long-lasting carpets. Antique Persian Heriz rugs have many of the same physical attributes as the famous iron carpets of Bidjar.

Antique Serapi rugs, which are attributed to the village of Serab, are considered to be some of the finest examples from this region. These elegant carpets feature strongly depressed Turkish knots, distinguished rectilinear patterns and angular interpretations of traditional Persian designs. While regional compositions in Serab and the greater Heriz region tend to favor broad armorial medallions and articulate botanical motifs, abstract rectilinear interpretations of arabesques and lush Persian florals are occasionally featured.

Elegant repeating patterns, cascading willow trees and rustic vine-scrolls are used with greater frequency in Bakshaish carpets. These softer and aesthetically subtle carpets tend to incorporate gentle earth-tone colors and larger more tribal design elements. While Bakshaish is part of the Heriz district, the area is also closer to the acclaimed carpet-producing city of Tabriz. Antique Bakshaish rugs may feature sublime repeating patterns with cascading shrubs and refined cypress trees. However, grand medallions set over strong monochromatic spaces and camel-colored backgrounds are regional hallmarks that are inextricably associated with Bakshaish.

The carpets produced in Heriz, Serab and Bakshaish are distinguished, iconic and elegant in a raw, unadulterated manner. These superficial traits and the impeccable physical construction have earned northwest Persian rugs an everlasting place in Western interiors.

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77 Rugs Found in Heriz Serapi Bakshaish

Antique Persian Bakshaish Carpet 47228

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft x 4 ft 5 in
          (0.91 m x 1.35 m)
Executed with skill and finesse, this prototypical antique Persian Bakshaish rug depicts a stunning allover Herati pattern set in a formal lozenge-shaped medallion.

Antique Bakshaish Rugs 45015

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 5 in x 5 ft 9 in
          (1.35 m x 1.75 m)
Woven in the Bakshaish style, this medallion rug features an elegant combination of sophisticated colors and powerful protection symbols set in a formal composition.

Antique Persian Silk Heriz Serapi Rug 43925

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 6 in x 5 ft 10 in
          (1.37 m x 1.78 m)
This magnificent antique silk Heriz has an allover pattern of split calyx arabesques.

Antique Persian Bakshaish Rug 47635

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft x 6 ft
          (0.91 m x 1.83 m)
This understated Bakshaish Persian carpet boasts a traditional layout, characterized by subtle earth tones and a beautifully composed allover pattern.

Antique Heriz Serapi Persian Rug 44632

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 5 ft 3 in x 6 ft
          (1.6 m x 1.83 m)
At the center of the rich red field a cruciform medallion in blue-black and ivory floats freely with a lavish interior embellishment of sinuous vines. Undulating blue-green cornerpieces fill out the field with elaborate arabesque detail.

Antique Persian Heriz Rug 46393

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 9 in x 6 ft 3 in
          (1.45 m x 1.9 m)
Boldly decorated and beautifully colored, this exquisite antique Persian rug from Heriz features a grand lozenge medallion surrounded by rustic botanical motifs.

Antique Silk Heriz Serapi Persian Rugs 40829

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 9 in x 6 ft 3 in
          (1.45 m x 1.9 m)
This sumptuously elegant antique Serapi carpet from Persia has an allover Mina Khani pattern surrounding a small central quatrefoil medallion.

Small Antique Persian Heriz Scatter Rug 47520

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 5 ft x 6 ft 4 in
          (1.52 m x 1.93 m)

Antique Bakshaish Persian Rug 46366

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 5 in x 7 ft 2 in
          (1.04 m x 2.18 m)
Drawn in an elegant less-is-more style, this quintessential late 19th century Bakshaish rug depicts a chic camel-colored field adorned with a bold dragon medallion.

Antique Persian Serapi Rug 47235

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 5 ft 4 in x 7 ft 5 in
          (1.63 m x 2.26 m)
Combining the best traits of the sought-after Serapi, this antique Persian rug displays pure colors and a striking pattern with rectilinear and curvilinear figures.

Antique Persian Serapi Rug 47251

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 6 ft x 8 ft
          (1.83 m x 2.44 m)
Representing the best of northwest Persia, this stately antique Serapi rug features well-defined rectilinear decorations and classical colors beloved in the West.

Antique Bakshaish Rug 42433

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 11 in x 8 ft 5 in
          (1.19 m x 2.57 m)
An allover lattice of concentric stepped diamonds in black and various earthen tones repeats across the field of this charming antique Bakshaish from Persia.

Antique Heriz Persian Rugs 44802

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 6 ft 5 in x 8 ft 6 in
          (1.96 m x 2.59 m)
This Serapi carpet is an excellent example of the Heriz medallion and the locally-preferred color scheme, including coppery reds and the classic Persian blue.

Antique Bakshaish Rug 44150

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 8 in x 8 ft 7 in
          (1.12 m x 2.62 m)

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Woven in characteristically neutral colors with a subtle abrashed field and brilliant white accents, this Bakshaish features checkered patterns and traditional motifs favored by semi-nomadic herders.

Antique Serapi Persian Rug #43451

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 7 ft 10 in x 8 ft 10 in
          (2.39 m x 2.69 m)
This splendid antique Serapi has an allover floral pattern of classical Persian inspiration.

Square Size Antique Persian Heriz Serapi Rug 47507

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 8 ft 4 in x 9 ft 4 in
          (2.54 m x 2.84 m)
This intriguing square-shaped antique Persian Heriz Serapi carpet is characterized by a geometric construction, typical of the style.

Antique Persian Heriz Serapi Carpet 47457

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 6 ft 4 in x 9 ft 6 in
          (1.93 m x 2.9 m)
This beautiful antique Heriz-Serapi carpet is a fetching composition, featuring a meticulously designed field dominated by an ornate monumental medallion. Stunning corner pieces and a rich border round out this impressive carpet.

Garden Design Antique Persian Silk Heriz Carpet 47240

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 6 ft 6 in x 9 ft 9 in
          (1.98 m x 2.97 m)
Knotted from vibrant, luxurious silk fibers, this antique Persian Heriz carpet is the ultimate representation of the regal chahar-bagh or garden of paradise.

Antique Heriz Serapi Persian Rugs 43247

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 9 ft 5 in x 9 ft 9 in
          (2.87 m x 2.97 m)
The bold dynamic drawing and exquisite use of color in this carpet are classically Heriz.

Antique Silk Heriz Serapi Persian Rugs 3087

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 6 ft 8 in x 9 ft 11 in
          (2.03 m x 3.02 m)
This elegant all silk antique Oriental Heriz carpet from Persia has a delicate filigree design of oval medallions and eight-pointed stars and a beautiful vine scroll border.

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