Stunningly Rustic And Alluring Large Antique Persian Serapi Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa date: 1900 – The striking colors and geometric shapes of the magnificent this rustic Persian Serapi rug will make a statement in any space. The antique Persian Serapi rugs from around the turn of the century are some of the most desirable and are becoming increasingly more rare. These breathtaking antique rugs were woven in the northwestern mountains of Persia in the Heriz region, but Serapi rugs have certain characteristics that make them stand out as a unique group of Persian rugs.
The Serapi and antique Persian Heriz rugs are known for their beautiful colors and designs that are based on a central medallion. They have many of the same elements of other Heriz regional / origin rugs, but the shapes have a more angular characteristic. They blend angular shapes with curves and high contrast colors.
Historically, the more angular antique Persian Heriz, Serapi and Bakshaish area rugs found their way into state and federal buildings in early America. They have a graphic quality that makes a visual impact in the space. They also give the room a formal and elegant character. Their classic designs and beautiful colors have made them a part of interior design styles including Arts and Craft, Postmodern, and contemporary designs.
Serapi rugs borrow elements from a range of traditions in the area. They borrowed geometric elements from the tribal Caucasian rugs. They also have the formal elements of the court Persian carpets of Tabriz in their balance and overall format. Larger carpets were usually produced by entire families or small village workshops. Each rug would have taken several years to complete.
Serapi rugs have a soft feel underfoot and are made from durable wools. Today, they continue to find a place in modern decor. In a minimalist space, they can provide a central focal point. As Maximalism interiors and adding more color to our spaces begins to take hold, Serapi rugs will undoubtedly find their way into the mix. This is a gorgeous rustic piece and excellent example of the work of the Serapi artisans of the turn of the 20th century. It would make a beautiful addition to any collection or contemporary decor.