A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles

Heriz Serapi Carpet
Northwest Persia
Circa 1870
392 x 323 cm (12’10” x 10’7”)

Notes: Symmetrically knotted wool pile on a cotton foundation
The antique 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. In this example we see a large light green medallion containing concentric cartouches in coral pink and aqua blue within a soft rust reserve on an ivory field. The refined sobriety of this Serapi makes it a glorious example of one of the most acclaimed families of Persian carpets.
Bibliography: D.N. Wilber, ‘Heriz Rugs’, Hali, vol. 6, no. 1 (London, 1983): 2-12.



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