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8' 6" x 12' 10" (259cm x 391cm) 3rd Quarter, 19th Century
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SERAPI, Northwest Persian
8' 6" x 12' 10"
259cm x 391cm
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
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(Connoisseur-Caliber) ("New Arrivals Gallery")At over 150 years old, this exceedingly well-preserved carpet exudes a strength and stateliness that is immediately captivating. Its grand central ornament quietly unifies this piece while revealing aged, intriguing waves of russet red striations. The technique of abrash throughout this art rug is used dramatically, reflecting a passionate, confidant use of color that is much more often seen in early rugs and is responsible for their appeal to connoisseurs. Large-scale blossoms and stylized oak leaves float on top the ceaseless striation adding a marvelous sense of depth. Woven when the international market was largely composed of European castle owners and grand homes along the American eastern seaboard, this remarkable geometric carpet splendidly offers a gracious elegance. Learn About This Rug Type