This Serapi rug was handwoven during the late 19th century.
It features the classic Heriz layout with a graphic geometric central medallion. Great quality 19th-century Heriz rugs are often referred to as Serapi.Serapi patterning like what is exhibited here is often looser and freer than most later Heriz rugs. Excellent condition, well-executed design, and exceptional tones make this an absolute stunner and glowing example for the type. The utilization of top-quality wool and dyes has helped it achieve exceptional tones which have masterfully balanced. The rich lacquer red in the field and the border contrast perfectly with the brilliant blue which shifts from cobalt to an icy blue like tropical waters shifting in depth. The central medallion showcases both blue as well both ivory and soft camel adding depth and nuance to the traditionally heavier focal point to mesmerizing effect.
In excellent condition considering its significant age. Low pile with a sturdy handle.