8' 9" x 12' 0" (267cm x 366cm) Circa 1900
$33,000, with 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 9x 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