Beautifully Tribal Long and Narrow Antique Camel Hair Persian Serab Runner Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – This elegant and tribal antique Persian Serab rug is a masterpiece of sophisticated splendor. Warm neutral tones of brown, camel, beige and rust are beautifully blended with cooler shades of sea foam and light blue.
The central field of this beautiful antique hallway runner rug displays a vibrant fusion of various geometric shapes. These tribal patterns are set against an earthy camel hair color. This created a beautiful juxtaposition and playfulness between the designs themselves and background.
A series of diamond medallions and V-shaped palmettes repeat along the soft camel ground of this crisply abstract Serab runner. And while the level of artistic abstraction may initially seem to differentiate this piece from other Serabs, it is, at the end of the day, a very representative piece — after the classic Serab manner, the design of this rug is an astute blend of complexity and open simplicity. An ivory ground vine scroll border encloses the field, surrounded yet again by a reciprocal trefoil border in red and blue. An outer band with stylized plants and animals on camel adroitly reaffirms the palette and openness of the field.
Antique rugs like this are an exciting find – especially in good condition. This is because most runner rugs were placed in high foot traffic areas and as a result, many of these captivating area rugs have not survived and from those that did, few would be considered to be in excellent condition.
This stunningly primitive tribal rug is simply aglow with artistic brilliance and it is sure to add a special touch to any interior design setting. For those who true love Persian rugs and are shopping for rugs for their home, this antique long and narrow hallway Persian camel hair Serab runner rug should warrant serios consideration.