Antique Persian Serapi Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – This phenomenal antique Persian Serapi carpet features a quintessential inset medallion rendered in a triad of classical colors that are synonymous with this productive region that is known for its quality and striking rectilinear designs. The impressively varied field on this antique rug is emblazoned with a series of explosive inset medallions starting with a coffered box filled with decorative flower heads. This diminutive centerpiece complements the surrounding brick-red ground and contrasts the midnight blue medallion, which features a host of stylized botanical ornaments with rectilinear features. Soft ivory spandrels temper the brilliant terra-cotta reds and deep Persian blues while highlighting the botanical vine-scrolls with a brilliant level of contrast that brings out the branching intersections, symbolic accents and crisp outlines. Turtle-and-vine-scroll borders with butted corners reaffirm the rustic style of this comely antique room-sized Persian rug.