Magnificent Large Antique Persian Serapi Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1890 - Finely constructed with crisp jewel tone colors, this large antique Persian Serapi rug is one of the more exciting examples of its kind.
The center of this elegant breathtaking antique Persian rug features a gorgeous elongated anchor medallion that is surrounded by varying shades of blue, green and rusty red. This elegant and unusually refined anchor medallion stretches from one of the field to the other, giving the large rug a feel as though it is even bigger than it actually is.
Bordered at the corners by splashes of dark blue, the clever design captures the eye and demands admiration. The deeper blue background gives a lovely depth and dimension to the overall geometric floral, ornate design of the piece. This darker blue also creates an phenomenal juxtaposition and gives the viewer a feel as though the core center is floating on top of a dark blue body of water.
Nothing about this Persian Heriz Serapi rug is typical. From the openness of the design in both the field and the border, to the specific placement of the colors, everything about this antique carpet points to it being produced with much attention to even the smallest of details. Since everything about this rug, from it's size to it's breathtaking selection of colors, was so carefully planned out, it leads us to believe that it must have been a custom ordered rug.
The most interior border frames the center in elegance and class. It also transitions beautifully to the more definitive exterior border which boasts a stunning alternation of color, intricate design, and charm.
Hidden along the edges of this gorgeous large antique Persian Serapi rug, an occasional abrash color transition can be seen. From bright to dark of the same color family (and visa versa ), these natural color striations break up the monotony and add so much artistic beautify and charm.
This large antique Persian Serapi rug is the kind of piece that could work in so many different interior design approaches. Marrying harmony with exquisiteness, commanding respect and inspiring joy from even novice admirers, this is one truly spectacular antique Oriental rug.