Unusual Antique Serapi

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Size: 
10'0" x 11'0" - 305cm x 335cm
Period: 
C 1880
Materials: 
Wool pile, cotton warp & weft
Condtion: 
Good - area of restoration troughout
Price: 
$12,500.00
Item#: 
16999
Notes: 
19th century 10' x 13' unusual antique Serapi carpet of Persia. Very unusual colors. Woven in the rugged mountains of Northwest Persia, Serapi rugs are a distinct Heriz region style, with finer knotting and more large-scale spaciously placed antique carpet designs than other rugs from this area. Persian carpets had to be taken by their weavers to Serab, 30 miles distant, to be marketed. “Serapi” is not a place or tribal name, rather it is a market term derived from “Serab-i,” meaning “of Serab.” The bold geometric designs are probably connected to the tribal Caucasian traditions across the Aras River to the north.