Antique Serapi carpet

GBP 25,000.00

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Object Description

With a soft sandy toned border, ivory corner spandrels, muted pale blues and soft rustic orange tones this antique Serapi carpet has a wonderful palette of colours that we associate with weavings from Heriz area in the late 19th century.  The scrolling geometric border design with vines connecting the stylised flowers is a wonderful tribal design.  A larger pattern and squarish proportions of nearly 12 x 10 feet are sizes we more often found with Serapis rather than younger Heriz rugs.  

Contact us to view this lovely Serapi at home or in our showroom soon, we would be happy to help.

Object History

Antique Serapi carpets are more intricate finer tribal weavings of the Heriz region hand-woven by Azerbaijan Turkish inhabitants close to the city of Heriz in North-West Persia. They are famous among collectors because of their vivid vegetable dyes or soft earth tones that are woven on a geometric pattern.  In terms of design, drawing, and coloration as well, Serapi carpets are clearly part of one and the same tradition as Heriz, despite being a distinct antique rug style, which originated as a Northwest Persian adaptation of early Sarouk Farahan medallion, but with a more geometric, abstract, village sensibility.

Object Condition

In very good order, with generally a good pile no significant wear or losses.  A beautiful rustic antique carpet ready to be used for another 100 plus years.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:298 x x D:376 centimeters
  • period
  • country
  • year
    Circa 1880

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1252 851215

Dealer Location

The Old Parsonage
Church Street
GU10 5QQ

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