Breathtaking Room Sized Antique Serapi Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Persian Rugs, Circa Date: 1880 – Serapi rugs are known for their bold, open geometric style, fine wools, and intense colors. This beautiful antique Serapi was created around the 1880s and is an excellent example of rugs from the region. Serapi rugs have a formal character, yet still, have a tribal quality that has made them one of the more popular rug styles historically. Now, with geometrics and mixed patterns play an important role in modern style trends, giving these antique beauties a new role in contemporary room design.
Serapi carpets use traditional tribal motifs that take on a more angular, geometric quality that makes them distinguishable for other rugs of the Heriz region of Persia. This piece uses bold, saturated colors created from local plant materials of the region. The pattern is dominated by a large medallion consisting of floral motifs.
Interestingly, the center medallion forms a stylized rendition of a traditional Herati pattern. The Herati means “fish” and is thought to bring good luck. Typically, this pattern is found as smaller, repeating motifs. The large-scale treatment of the design in this carpet is a bit unusual and shows a highly-developed level of artistic skill. This technique creates a breathtaking piece and a magnificent piece of artwork for the floor.
Serapi carpets are made in the Heriz region. They are distinguished by their fine weave and high-quality materials, so much so that the term now refers to rugs of exceptional quality. In today’s interiors, their floral designs and intense colors are the perfect touch for colorful, contemporary rooms. The vibrant colors and unique geometric patterns also make them perfect for creating a Bohemian or more eclectic feel. This antique rug is beautiful and versatile enough to add its vibrant presence to any modern décor scheme.