(High-Decorative) ("New Arrivals Gallery")In a weaving style in which one expects to see elemental geometry, this extraordinarily finely knotted Serapi is a carpet of florid elegance and regal coloration. Its effervescent botanical field design expresses a life-affirming pattern language replete with dissimilar overscale blossoms and curling leaves, further animated by brilliant, astonishing colors with highlights of cerulean blue and ripe apple green. This singular 9 x 12 rug is also consummately crafted, which can be amply seen in the precise detail work of its borders. Close-cut pile gives the surface of this entirely unique rug a glasslike finish. All in all, these attributes indicate that this fabulously well-preserved piece was commissioned by a local patron to emulate a Persian city carpet, while retaining the signature Serapi sense of vigor.

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