SERAPI, Northwest Persian, 8ft 0in x 11ft 9in, Circa 1850. This memorable antique Persian Serapi carpet is entirely devoted to the glorious pastel hues that are so rare and ardently prized in this 19th century village rug style. The whole reserve is given over to a luminous rose that is the foundation for this carpet’s artistic program. Teal, celadon, apple green, seafoam and mint are everywhere, and their light atmosphere contributes to the soft patina from over 160 years of age.
(BrandonRugs.com) Another example of the cozy relationship between hand-knotted Persian Heriz design rugs and leather furniture. This extends to arts and crafts (Stickley) furniture of every kind; and is a much more affordable rug solution than using reproduction rugs by Tufenkian(tm) or other new rug manufacturers.
SERAPI HERIZ, Northwest Persian, 9ft 7in x 13ft 4in, Circa 1900. This carpet enlivened the Chappaqua Family’s Maine home and is a sterling example of the splendid room size Persian carpets that were made in the villages around Heriz at the turn of the 20th century. Its rustic artistry is wonderfully expressed through bold scale, a harmonious palette of naturally dyed and spirited colors, and engaging abstract floral drawing.