SERAPI, Northwest Persian, 9ft 3in x 12ft 7in, Circa 1875

SERAPI, Northwest Persian, 9ft 3in x 12ft 7in, Circa 1875




A room-sized Antique Serapi carpet

Claremont Rug Company is pleased to highlight this new arrival, a breathtaking antique Serapi carpet in room-size dimensions. This is a deeply impactful 19th century Serapi offering extremely unique artistry that will be sincerely appreciated by the connoisseur of this 19th century village style. No less than four levels of rarefied blue are present, from celadon and breathtaking cerulean in the corners to the medallion’s soft sea foam and the most profound midnight indigo, the bold indigo tones framing the piece and providing  it with a substantial presence. The field is completely open and expansive, with abundant and sought after ivory taking a very active role in the design, embracing the intensely striated ruby red reserve like a setting for a jewel. In a striking twist from tradition, this piece features individual floating ornaments are not connected by scrolling vinery. The traditional Shah Abbas border has also been given a unique flourish, compressing and expanding freely, imparting a dynamic energy to this antique weaver’s joyfully creative artistic statement.

 

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