Serapi carpets from the Heriz district of Northwest Persia mix formal structure of design with an aesthetic more reminiscent of village weaving. This dynamic runs particularly so with this fine example. Color is exceptional and vibrant balancing madder derived red and rose with deep indigo, aquamarine, and medium blue. A classic Persian central medallion format is utilized framed by a traditional leaf and palmette border. Branches of angular arabesque-derived scroll issue throughout the field culminating in a diverse array of foliage, flowers, and even stars. A charming but unusual feature is the inclusion of animals within the ornamentation of the field. This is something more typically encountered in tribal weaving from the region. Being sold on behalf of a San Francisco owner.
SerapiLate 19th C
- Loss of guard borders both ends and reknotting. Scattered wear due to oxidized browns.
- Being sold on behalf of a San Francisco owner
- 9' 10"
- 14' 4"
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