Fine Antique Persian Silk Heriz Serapi Rug 43925
This magnificent antique silk Heriz has an allover pattern of split calyx arabesques.
4 ft 6 in (1.37 m)
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Finely Woven Antique Persian Silk Heriz Serapi Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa date: Late 19th Century – While the antique Heriz carpets of Northwest Persia are famed for their grand, highly geometric designs, the silk examples of this group tend to be far more elegant and classical in their drawing, as this magnificent antique carpet demonstrates so well. The field has an allover pattern of split calyx arabesques. The arabesques done in gold are arranged as quatrefoils, with pairs of crimson arabesques pendant beneath them. The remaining areas of the rich navy ground are filled with tiny flowers and smaller palmettes. Quartered quatrefoils serve as subtle corner-pieces. A delicate, linear flowering vine-scroll comprises the man border, all set against an ivory ground with red guard borders for added framing effect. The lush color on this fine Persian rug is not only due to the quality of the dyes, but above all to the luxuriant silk pile which maximizes the intensity and depth of the palette.