Antique Persian Serapi 12 x 15 Rug 14070
Antique Persian Serapi 12 x 15 Rug 14070. Hand knotted wool Oriental Rug.
Serapi rugs are Persian rugs from the area of Heris, East Azerbaijan in northwest Iran, northeast of Tabriz. Such rugs were made in the village of the same name in the slopes of Mount Sabalan. Serapi carpets are durable and hard-wearing and they can last for generations. 19th century examples of such carpets are often found on sale by major auction houses in United States and Europe. Part of the reason for the toughness of Serapi carpets is that Mount Sabalan sits on a major deposit of copper.
Heriz rug weavers often make them in geometric, bold patterns with a large medallion dominating the field. Such designs are traditional and often woven from memory.
Serapis have been considered the finest grade of Heriz since the beginning of the 20th century.
Size: 12′ x 15′
It’s interesting to note that the water the sheep drink from is high in copper which attributes to high quality wool that is far more resilient than wool from other areas. The dyeing process involves preparation of the yarn in order to make it susceptible for the proper dyes. The dyed yarn is then left in the air to be exposed to the air and sunlight while, drying. The dye is made of roots, plants, and even trees bark. In some cases, insects are also used to acquire a specific color. Rug weavers often make them in geometric, bold patterns with a large medallion in the field. Those designs are traditional and often woven by memory. Heriz rugs are of coarse construction. They are made to last for many generations and can be a family heirloom. They can be a traditional yet contemporary addition to any room.
This beautiful rug has many colors. It has blue, red, ivory and pink. It has a blue border with red and ivory tribal designs. The center is mostly red with an ivory border and a star-medallion pattern in the center. It is bright and bold; its variety of colors ties together perfectly to give it a truly one of a kind masterpiece.