ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART II
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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7. 
heriz serapi
northwest persia
circa 1870
376 x 280 cm (12'4" x 9'2")


Notes: symmetrically knotted wool pile on a cotton foundation
The carpets from the Heriz area which are given the name "Serapi" typically have a very finely knotted lustrous pile and are dyed in a range of natural hues, masterfully blended to create a pleasing and harmonious palette. The magic of Serapi carpets lies in the subtle balance between their graceful curvilinear forms and the strength resulting from the strong geometric nature of the design.
Bibliography: D.N. Wilber, 'Heriz Rugs', Hali, vol. 6, no. 1 (London, 1983): 2-12.

 



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