Large Size Antique Oriental Persian Serapi Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – This particular masterpiece is a large Persian Serapi rug. The extraordinarily bold yet delicate details of this elegant large size rug are simply exquisite. Floral ornaments dance, entwined with whimsical tendrils creating the ornate outer border. The intricate arrangement of flirtatious filigree and foliage continue in many subtle hues as the design flows freely toward the heart of this hand weaved antique treasure. A brilliant blocked inner border angels itself in contrast against the darker outlining borders beckoning you within its walls. The large size rug medallion radiates, encircled by an elaborate composition of delicate flowers and hearts surrounded by festive frondescence. Its rhythm is both pleasing to the eye and soothing to the senses. This antique Oriental rug is a breathtaking antique Persian Serapi rug that will continue to maintain its ancient status as an object of luxury, elegance, and refinement.
Persian rugs, a culmination of ambiance and artistry, can date back as far as 2,500 years ago (if not longer). Throughout history, Persian rugs represented tradition and the history of Iran and its people. The skill of carpet weaving had been handed down – not from mother to daughter – but from father to son. Generation after generation built on these carpet weaving skills. They were considered well-guarded family secrets. To trace the history of the carpets would mean to follow the growth of one of the oldest civilizations. What started out as a necessity, has become art. Many are now treasured in museums and private collections in palaces and mansions around the world. There are many styles and patterns, each with its own story.