Beautiful and Rare Dragon Design Antique Persian Heriz Serapi Rug, Country Of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Persian Rug, Date: Antique Rug Circa Late 19th Century – In this dragon design antique Persian Heriz Serapi rug, the beautiful and happy color palette is carefully divided thanks to the strong use of outlining forms. Though the outlines are relatively thin in their presentation, they help ground the shapes and optimize the direction of the movements, providing viewers with ample opportunities to explore the network of shapes throughout. This piece is unusually more artistic than most of its counter parts and as such, is a truly unique example of its kind.
Persian Heriz rugs hail from the namesake city in Iran, which is itself located close to Tabriz, another major weaving capital in the region. Persian rugs that fall under the Heriz category are valued for their stunning style and beautiful arrangement of forms. Numerous motifs are present throughout the surface, and it is not uncommon for complicated floral shapes and figures to be established in order to better lead the viewer’s eyes from one section of the rug to the next. Geometric forms create powerfully grounded figures that help lead the viewer’s eyes from one section of the rug.
Darker colors are almost always exclusively used for these antique Persian rugs, and higher quality or older pieces are known as Heriz Serapi rugs, especially in the United States. Earthy tones are also used, and sometimes color palette combinations may combine volcanic elements with lighter ones in order to provide the viewer with a stronger amount of contrast at strategic sections throughout. More complicated masterpieces may also feature a greater degree of motifs and colors, where various sections of the rug, such as the border, may appear to be exquisitely complicated and interconnected with the rest of the foreground elements throughout.