Tribal And Rustic Beautiful Antique Persian Room Size Heriz Area Rug, Country Of Origin: Persian, Circa date: 1900 – Antique rugs, like this magnificent, rustic antique Persian Heriz carpet, are precious Persian area rugs that were produced around the turn of the 20th century. It is a fabulous room-sized rug that will fill the area with a rustic charm that only the most captivating tribal rugs can bring. The distinctive style of Serapi and antique Persian Heriz rugs is characterized by wonderful rustic colors and bold larger scale geometric designs.
Antique Persian Serapi rugs are considered a sub-regional style of Heriz, which means that you often see similar approached to designs. In the case these specific area rug styles, you will usually find them based on central medallion patterns.
The “Serapi” area rugs are typically finer in weave than their “Heriz” counterparts. This gives them more control over the intricacy of the design. These beautiful rustic area rugs are from tribal cultures living in the rugged environment of the northwestern mountains of Persia. Yet, the work in the rugs woven by them reflects a quality that is typically only found in the finer weave area carpets produced in the carpet weaving centers of cities.
Antique Heriz and Serapi rugs were popular around the turn of the century and were a preferred style for early American government buildings. The White House has a few excellent examples of this carpet style. They have found their way into many interior design schemes including Early American, Traditional, Arts and Crafts, Bohemian, Tribal, Eclectic and Contemporary. They tend to blend in well with more traditional styles, but their angular, large-scale motifs make them perfectly suitable for modern and postmodern designs.
These antique Persian carpets are rare, and few, at least the better examples, were seen after 1910. One of the reasons is the rough terrain and remoteness of the weavers. They had to be taken to Serab, a town nearly 30 miles away, to be marketed. Considering the remoteness of the area and lack of transportation, this was a long, arduous trip. This was made even more difficult by the transport of such a large piece. Serapi is not a town or a specific tribe, but it is a term that was created to be able to categorize the different area rugs from this origin.
One of the more fascinating aspects of antique Persian Heriz Serapi carpets is that they are the intersection of several different design traditions. They borrowed from several surrounding areas in their choice of color and design. They often show the formal layout of carpets from Tabriz. The designs are arranged with medallions, formal corners, and a complex series of main and guard borders. The designs resolve, rather than trailing off as if unfinished on one end.
They also borrow the bold, geometric designs of the iconic antique Caucasian rugs. The result of these borrowed traditions are breathtaking designs that reflect the refinement and formality of the famed Court carpets of the Persian Empire and one that also has a rustic, tribal quality too. The colors are softer and striking. The wonderful blue color of the border of this rustic rug creates a contrast with the rusty red rug color of the background of the field. The beautiful blues and creams contrast and stand out against the background, creating a striking effect.
People who are looking to buy good area rugs, and want something that is a bit more rustic and tribal, the antique Persian Heriz rugs make amazing options.