Beautiful and Tribal Antique Persian Serab Runner Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – Rich, clay-like tones form the background for this antique Persian Serab rug, giving this antique runner rug an earthy openness reminiscent of wide plains. Aligning symmetrically around the long center line, a tribal pattern of black and white-limned figures unfolds. Sharp angles, trimmed with decorative spurs and jagged accents, flex apart and together, creating shapes that host a profusion of floral designs. Colorful, circular flowers cluster in pleasing arrays within each shape, one single ornate blossom serving as the center of the antique Oriental rug. Around this design, additional blooms are depicted alongside people and other figures. A pair of steely, blue-gray bands enclose a wider central border. The slimmer pair are matched with warm-hued flowers twined through their lengths. Between them, the earthy background is decorated with evenly spaced and multihued flowers.