Beautiful Large Red Antique Serapi Persian Rug 51121, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – True to the style of many striking antique Persian Serapi rugs, this beautiful antique Persian rug is unique in its use of angular flows. Though many of the foreground elements are composed of rigid lines, they still convey a clear sense of growth and movement. The additional grounding force presented by the rigid movements provides individuals with a more natural composition, relying less on airy flows and more on bursts of motion. These foreground elements are prevalent through the antique rug, lending their beautiful presence in a unified way to draw together the borders and the central field of the Oriental carpet. Even the blossoms and blooms are presented with angular shapes to captivate the viewer’s attention.
The wide and long size of this spectacular Persian Heriz Serapi rug is extremely rare. This leads us to believe that the wide gallery hallway rug must have been a custom made carpet that was ordered by someone who wanted this exact piece and nothing else.
The bold primitively geometric floral motifs are quite large, open and simply executed without excessive shading. This wonderful use of negative space is indicative of some of the best antique Persian Serapi rugs.
The beautiful rich jewel tone colors have been soften over the years. That is why they are not overpowering but are happy and bright. The bright rusty red background of the central design is beautifully framed by a darker blue color of the main border’s background.
This darker blue border balances out the brighter ones used in the central design. This gives the Persian rug a wonderful sense of color balance. The design is symmetrical, both vertically and horizontally. This mirroring effect creates a sense of design balance. The combination of design and color balance is not an easy feat to achieve, but in this piece, it all comes together in such an effortlessly perfect fashion.
This rare gallery size antique Persian Heriz rug offers the viewer so much to see and experience, without being too busy, or overcrowded. This is indicative of the Persian rug weaver’s artistic abilities.
Each section of the design flows into the next. This creates a sense of visual motion that radiates in all directions. The central floral design motif of the rug is clearly defined and is based on a geometric approach to floral patterns rather than the more expected curvilinear approach. This is just one more fascinating aspect of this antique rug’s design and overall artistic impact.
The stylized leaves and flowers of the rug give it an almost Art Deco feel. This is why the rug could work in many different interior design approached. If you like color and appreciate the uniqueness of the Persian Heriz Serapi and Bakshaish rugs, then this this piece will surly be hard to beat. Especially if you are in need of a spectacular long and narrow gallery size antique Persian Heriz rug.