9' 4" x 11' 3" (284cm x 343cm) Late 19th Century
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SERAPI HERIZ, Northwest Persian
9' 4" x 11' 3"
284cm x 343cm
Late 19th Century
This absolutely singular Serapi-Heriz carpet possesses a striking, vastly overscale allover design and a rich naturally dyed palette of sparkling color. Enhanced by balanced design elements connected by wire-thin filigree tendrils, it is a refreshing anomaly among this village rug type, which traditionally feature pronounced central medallions. Notable is its use of bold jade greens, celestial blue, pistachio, vivid crimson, and bright saffron yellow, set against the shimmering sapphire ground. The main border features a lucid, understated golden vine and palmette pattern that provides an elegant foil to the field's singular artistry. Happily, at 130-140 years old, the piece offers superb wool and heavier pile condition.
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