Heriz, Serapi and Bakshaish Rugs

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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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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 Serapi rugs have many of the same physical attributes as the famous iron carpets of Bidjar.

Antique Serapi Heriz 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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79 Rugs Found in Heriz Serapi Bakshaish Rugs

Antique Persian Bakshaish Rug 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 Persian Bakshaish Rug 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 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 American Chenille Rug 2685

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: American Rugs
Size: 4 ft 7 in x 6 ft
          (1.4 m x 1.83 m)
This simplistic interpretation of a classic Serapi medallion captures the iconic ivory, burnt sienna and inky-blue color scheme.

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 Silk Persian Heriz Serapi Rug 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.

Antique Persian Heriz Serapi 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.

Small Antique Persian Heriz Scatter Rug 47520

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 9 in x 6 ft 4 in
          (1.45 m x 1.93 m)

Antique Persian Bakshaish Rug 47478

Style: Serapi Heriz Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 5 ft 7 in x 6 ft 5 in
          (1.7 m x 1.96 m)
Impeccably woven, this comely antique Bakshaish is characterized by a compelling yet traditional composition, as well as an inviting pallet of reds.

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