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Antique Serapi carpet

Circa 1890
353 x 250 cm 11’6” x 8’2”
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Rich and elegant antique Serapi carpet which is very finely woven in rich colours, warm reds and brick tones with deep blue corners and refined medallion design. A rare green border and interesting design, a really luxurious stunning carpet.  In very good original condition, with a fine pile and amazing abrash (which is dye change from this period of weaving).

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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.

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