Antique Serapi carpet

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Object Description

A true masterpiece of weaving, this is one of the greatest antique Serapi carpets we have ever seen!  With an incredibly fine weave, typical of earlier carpets from this north-west region of Heriz in Persia.  The colour palette is stunning and combined with the open geometric drawing, this is a very rare and collectable carpet.  The variation in the indigo blue dyes, showing vivid ‘abrash’ (dye change) adds to this circa 1890-1900 or possibly earlier carpet.  With large geometric leaves connected with vines to stylised floral motifs, leading to the golden sandy medallion.  The combination of design and colour make this a breathtaking piece, that is even better seen with the human eye.  Please request a home visit to see this extraordinary rare carpet at home.  We love to travel all over the UK visiting clients and working with interior designers.

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

The condition is unbelievably good, with a fine tight weave and finely cut pile height all over.  Minimal low areas of pile, ends have been secured too.  In exceptional original order for this 150 year old plus carpet.  Visit our barn showroom in Crondall, Surrey or please request a home viewing to see this Serapi carpet up close with a private viewing.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

We are open weekly as follows:

9:30 - 17:30
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Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1252 851215

Dealer Location

The Old Parsonage
Church Street
GU10 5QQ

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