Northwest Persian Antique Carpet
11' 0" x 15' 10" (335cm x 483cm) Circa 1875
Price upon request
Quite unlike any oversize Serapi we have seen, this astonishing piece offers exquisitely spacious, perfectly balanced geometric forms and an unaffected sense for color. Its very clear drawing exudes a very seldom seen vitality, as a robust medallion virtually consumes the entire field, with grand-scale pendants and highly creative expansive botanical forms that appear to float majestically. Based in warm carnelian to terracotta, the brilliantly abrashed field creates a compelling sense of movement and profound depth to underscore the entirely successful design. This over 140-year-old, oversize carpet also offers unusually fine, lustrous wool, is extremely tightly knotted and in virtually full, original pile condition.
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