8' 9" x 12' 0" (267cm x 366cm) Circa 1900
$33,000, with 20% incentive: $26,400
SERAPI, Northwest Persian
8' 9" x 12' 0"
267cm x 366cm
(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. Learn About This Rug Type