Stunning Anchor Medallion Design Antique Persian Serapi Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa date: 1900 – The antique Persian Serapi rugs stand out for their beautiful designs and formal quality that makes them suitable for a range of modern and historical decor styles. Serapi and Persian Heriz rugs were created in the northwestern mountains of Persia and were typically the artistic production of a family or small village loom. This gorgeous piece was produced around the turn of the 20th century and has many qualities that would make it perfect for your contemporary room design.
All the antique Persian Heriz, Serapi and Bakshaish area rugs were woven in the Northwestern region of Persia. They are located close to the famed city of Tabriz where the famous court carpets of the Safavid Dynasty were once produced. The overall design shows the influence of these magnificent Persian rugs with the central design and formal elements. They are often based on a central anchor medallion rug design as you can see in this piece. One of the features that sets them apart is that the central medallion is often multi-lobed and based on a central square, instead of the circular medallions that you find in other carpets of the area.
Serapi rugs also showed the influence of Caucasian tribal rugs in the angular nature of the design elements and the high contrast colors. This Serapi rug is a beautiful piece that features light grayish-blue, pink, and brilliant reds. The natural diets used to create these beautiful colors creates a harmonious palette that is perfectly suitable for modern design.
The antique rugs of the Serapi designation were once favorites among collectors and in state and federal buildings of early America. We still love them today for their formal yet relaxed rustic type quality and their ability to retain a tribal appeal. This gorgeous Persian Serapi rug would be an excellent central focal point, or you could use it as part of a design that includes mixed patterns and bold colors. It adds a classic design and traditional elements to any modern room decor.