This old Oriental rug has incredible floor art!
This gorgeous heriz serapi is unlike any other weäó»ve had in the shop. This 19th Century piece of art has seen time and still keeps on ticking. The ivory-sand ground is the perfect backdrop for the exquisite and large repeating motifs of this rug. It is at great value for a very distinct antique rug and needs a home where itäó»s beauty and history will be cherished.
Hand knotted in the 1880s, this low pile Heriz was hand woven with vegetable dyed wool and this is a this RARE rug. You will not find another like it. Many times, we see heriz rugs with a central medallion or a continuous, all over pattern with smaller design. The artisans went a totally different direction here and made a super unique masterpiece. This is a one in a million and one of the greatest rugs acquired here at Blue Parakeet Rugs.
Serapis are one of the most primitive and sought after Heriz rugs, woven in the mountains. It took some years and multiple weavers to produce this room size masterpiece. The underside of this rug tells the story of the different weavers and when there even was a switch in hands. We believe by the differences in technique of weave and weft, that the artisans were from different areas of Heriz and from different tribes.
This rug is in amazing shape for its age. It is low pile pretty evenly throughout with some lovely hints of more wear that gives it that sexy style and character. It also has two old, small patches on the border.
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**We do offer a return policy on all rugs, however, this particular rug will have a 10% restocking fee if returned**.
Size: 9äó» x 11äó»7äó?
Hand knotted with vegetable dyed wool circa 1880 in Northwest Persia.
Fun facts: Fun facts: Heriz rugs are known for their strength & durability. Coined "the Iron Rug of Iran," Heriz rugs were produced in the Northwest corner of Iran, on and around Mount Sabalan. One reason for the toughness of Heriz carpets is that Mount Sabalan sits on a major deposit of copper. Trace copper in the drinking water of sheep produces the most desired wool for rug weaving because it makes wool that is stronger and more resilient than wool from most other areas. It is said that many Heriz rug designs are woven from memory, with intricate designs passed on through generations of artisans.
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