Collection Of Antique Persian Heriz Serapi Rugs
Heriz Serapi rugs are among the most recognizable rugs of Iran because of their distinctive monumental designs and the expressive power of their angular drawing. They tend to have strong medallion designs accented through the use of color, but allover Heriz Serapi rugs are not uncommon. Heriz, Serapi and Bakshaish Rugs rely on floral patterns with strap-work vines and grand palmettes with zig-zag contouring. Where other Persian Rugs would utilize a curved form, Antique Serapi Heriz rugs will apply series of angular twists and turns, imparting an emphatic geometry to the design. Heriz Serapi Rugs have glorious color, with rich reds, blues, greens, and yellows resonating against ivory. Much of the formal vocabulary, drawing, and color sensibility of Antique Heriz Serapi Rugs is traceable to the classical antique Caucasian rugs of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Since the Heriz region of northern Iran is not far from the Caucasus, it is not surprising that Heriz Serapi carpets have preserved so much of the Classical Caucasian tradition. Some antique Heriz rugs and antique Serapi carpets, however, especially those produced in silk, display a different drawing and design vocabulary linked to other types of Persian carpet. They are identified as Heriz rugs primarily by their weave.
Just west of Tabriz lies the village of Heriz, located in the Iranian part of Azerbaijan. Heriz Serapi carpets are mostly distinguished by their rectilinear designs, a departure from the traditional arabesques and scrolls typical of Persian manufactory. A large central stepped medallion with corners or an allover design of highly stylized floral motifs is quite typical. Repeating patterns are less common. The pile is thick and heavy and the color palette is rich and varied. Older Heriz Serapi rugs had madder grounds and medallions mostly of indigo. The finer antique rugs use the technique “double outlining”, where the design of the rug is separated from the field by two lines in different colors. This design element sets the gold standard for the best Heriz designs.
The style of Heriz rugs and Serapi rugs (both originating from the same region of Iran) is a paradigm for the traditional geometric designs of Northwest Iran. These distinctive rugs are woven with tribal weaves which accentuates the angles and boldness exhibited in the highly stylized floral motifs. Typically these rugs carry a masculine aura to them which makes them perfect options for libraries, studies, and other rooms rich with wooden or earthy accents though they are also popular in living rooms both formal and non.View Our Entire Collection of Antique Heriz, Serapi and Bakshaish Rugs
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68 Rugs Found in Heriz Serapi Rugs
Delightfully aged, this antique Bakshaish carpet showcases the free spirited nature of authentic tribal rugs. The high contrast blue on rust makes for a truly dynamic piece.
Executed with skill and finesse, this prototypical antique Persian Bakshaish rug depicts a stunning allover Herati pattern set in a formal lozenge-shaped medallion.
Woven in the Bakshaish style, this medallion rug features an elegant combination of sophisticated colors and powerful protection symbols set in a formal composition.
This understated Bakshaish Persian carpet boasts a traditional layout, characterized by subtle earth tones and a beautifully composed allover pattern.
This simplistic interpretation of a classic Serapi medallion captures the iconic ivory, burnt sienna and inky-blue color scheme.
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.
This sumptuously elegant antique Serapi carpet from Persia has an allover Mina Khani pattern surrounding a small central quatrefoil medallion.
Boldly decorated and beautifully colored, this exquisite antique Persian rug from Heriz features a grand lozenge medallion surrounded by rustic botanical motifs.
Impeccably woven, this comely antique Bakshaish is characterized by a compelling yet traditional composition, as well as an inviting pallet of reds.
Resplendent with complex and traditional design elements throughout, from the allover pattern of its field to its intricate borders, this Bakshaish rug highlights the exciting aesthetic of its style.
Traditionally composed and impeccably woven, this antique Bakshaish rug features an alluring pallet and exceptional designs.
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.
An allover lattice of concentric stepped diamonds in black and various earthen tones repeats across the field of this charming antique Bakshaish from Persia.
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.
Featuring a highly angular and geometric design, this antique Heriz Serapi carpet embodies the best qualities of Persian tribal carpets.
This majestic antique Oriental Agra carpet from India adapts the classic Persian Heriz pattern with a large central medallion and cornerpieces to a soft, cool, and palette with subtle effect.
The bold dynamic drawing and exquisite use of color in this carpet are classically Heriz.
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.
The design on this antique Oriental Bakshaish (Bakhshaish) runner from Persia is a classic Serab design on an open camel ground.