Large Persian Serapi Rug 9'7 x 14'8
This is a gorgeous antique 1880s Persian Serapi rug that is at an exceptional size, just under 10’ and offers great length at nearly 15’. This is harder to find in antique Serapi rugs because they were typically woven for standard room sizes. It was more than likely custom ordered by someone that wanted this piece with its color ways and style. It was made on a family level most likely with multiple female weavers who took to the loom for several years.
Serapi are the more rare rugs of the NW and they're more limited in quantity than Heriz and other NW Persians. There is a desirable movement to these rugs and the artistic impact and spaciousness in design that we are drawn to. Many important buildings including the White House is decorated with these expansive and beautiful, tribal rugs.
Like a wind spinner in a garden, the central medallion captures a sense of movement, highlighting the contrast between the beautiful scarlet red ground and the wonder of the botanical design in playful colors like ivory, navy blue, and rouge pink and is one of the most fascinating and alluring parts of the rug. The main border features turtle motifs and continues the geometric floral design in ivory, rouge pink, and shades of blue that pop against the darker midnight blue ground (appears as charcoal) creating the perfect frame for this amazing rug.
With remarkable character that has been worn with love over the last 140 years, the handwoven wool was dyed using organic resources, such as plants, flowers, and vegetables. The angular flows of the patterns captivate our attention with natural dyes that have softened over the years.
This beauty is versatile and has great artistic impact with character earned through time that has arresting power. There is depth to the rug and with its rare gallery size it will be a grounding focal point that speaks great history. It's a piece that will bring sophistication, beauty, and style to any space it calls home.
This is a low pile rug with wonderful old world wool, a floppy handle and was woven with all natural, vegetable dyed wool.
There is a patch on one end of the border. Please see pics for full character and condition of this 19th Century Persian. Extended at great value for this wonderful work of art that is quite magical. It will be a game changer for the home!
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