A Splendid Small Scatter Size Tribal Antique Rustic Persian Serapi Rug, Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa date: 1920 – The antique Persian Heriz Serapi and even Bakshaish rugs are some of the most recognizable among the great antique rugs of Persia. This magnificent small scatter size antique Persian Heriz rug is a truly unique and breathtaking tribal rug example. Complex geometric rug designs adorn this antique Persian Serapi rug and create a complex yet rustically casual artistic impact. This small scatter size rug is a genuine testament to the skill and artistic creativity of its designer.
The central rug medallion is made up of layered tribal design motifs and color blocks that culminate with an 8 pointed star at its center. The clean coral color shade that we see in the corners and inner field edge, are also reflected in the center and other field designs. This creates a stunning juxtaposition against the richer jewel tone rug colors. The hamsa design, a symbol meant to ward off the evil eye, is magnificently rendered four times in the field – illuding to its more tribal nomadic roots.
The central field itself features a rich rusty red background color. This color is then off set by the beautiful sky blue background color that encompass the inner rusty red field. This play between cooler colors and warmer richer rug tones was masterfully put together by the artist who created this rustic rug.
The border itself is reminiscent of the types of borders we expect to see in the older antique Persian Bakshaish rugs that were woven in the same general region. This added flare, that echoes back to earlier examples of Persian rugs, is just another fascinating feature that this small scatter size antique Persian Serapi rug has to share.
If you are shopping for area rugs to buy for your home, the geometric design and exciting use of happy yet sophisticated colors, make this an extremely versatile and decorative Serapi carpet. From vintage mid century modern to more traditional and classic interiors, area rugs like this Persian Serapi could work in many different interior decors.