SERAPI, Northwest Persian
9ft 3in x 12ft 7in
NEW ARRIVAL! This is a deeply impactful 19th century Serapi offering extremely unique artistry that will be sincerely appreciated by the connoisseur of this 19th century village style. No less than four levels of rarefied blue are present, from celadon and breathtaking cerulean in the corners to the medallion’s soft sea foam and the most profound midnight indigo. The field is completely open and expansive, with abundant ivory taking a very active role in the design, as if a jewel setting holding the intensely striated ruby red reserve. Individual floating ornaments are not connected by vinery, a unique departure. Even the traditional Shah Abbas border compresses and expands freely, imparting a dynamic energy to this antique weaver’s relentlessly creative artistic statement.