Oversize Blue Background Antique Persian Heriz Serapi Rug, Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – Serapi carpets were once popular choices in early American federal and state buildings. They are often large-scale designs that give the room a spacious feel. Serapis were created in the Heriz region in northwestern Persia. This is a beautiful example of geometric style and breathtaking colors that characterize Serapi carpets of the early 20th century.
This carpet has a formal feel that is created by the precision of the weaving and brilliant colors. The Persian carpet uses and angular style that gives it a primitive, tribal feel, too. This carpet has a design that lends itself to many different design styles. It is a statement piece that will create a focal point in the room design.
Serapi carpets were produced in Serab, which is where the local weavers took their carpets to be marketed. They were considered to be of such high quality that the term Serapi came to mean a Heriz carpet of exceptionally high quality.
Serapi carpets are considered a tribal carpet, but also have many of the qualities found in the carpets produced in the weaving centers of cities. One of these qualities is the brilliant use of color and graphic quality of the design. This carpet appears to have been created using a pattern, as the design is based on four identical quadrants. It does not have the free-flowing design of a tribal carpet created from memory. The corner designs and ends of the field are resolved in a way that shows planning and thought. Also, this carpet shows a high level of skill in the execution of the pattern.
This is a beautiful piece that demonstrates a high level of artistry and skill. Serapi carpets are used in designs that include traditional, Victorian, Federal Style, Arts and Crafts, postmodern and Boho chic. This is the perfect piece to be the center of attention in the room.