A Serab Runner

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3'9" x 7'3" - 114cm x 221cm
C 1910
Wool pile, cotton warp & weft
Up on request
Serab Rugs are known for their fine long rugs or runners with a characteristic camel ground and lozenge-shaped medallions. These rugs are woven in the village of Serab, located in north west Persia, province of East Azerbaijan, also known as Azarbaijan-e-Sharqi. The traditional rugs from Serab feature an elongated composition that is bounded by ornamental borders. Local styles favor bold lozenge-shaped medallions and angular floral motifs that are typical of Persia's northwestern region. Although camel-colored fields are the most common, mulberry-red backgrounds and brick-colored fields are also common. The camel fields of antique Serab rugs are traditionally accented with Persian blue motifs and tricolor patterns that include robust blues, warm terra-cotta reds and sunny yellows.Occasionally, large room-sized rugs are also found. The elongated size of antique Serab rugs is traditionally associated with carpets that were produced for Persia's domestic market. While these sizes were more practical for Persian consumers, they are also excellent for decorating hallways and visually portioning spaces within a room or behind furniture arrangements. The rustic style, soft colors and elongated format make antique Serab rugs particularly useful in today's interiors.