|End of 19th Century|
The Serapi grade indicates a Heriz rug of superior quality,with knot density and design originality beyond the usual Heriz rug.
Scatter Heriz- Serapi rugs of this period are quite rare and this one is even rarer with a unique design of four giant ivory jagged leaves forming an open central quatrefoil motif. The surrounding design is one-way, with two half side palmettes and quartered corner rosettes. The rosette and slant leaf main border has an uncommon and attractive light blue ground. The light blue reappears in numerous field details.
The bold pattern is apparently unique and no other examples of it are known. The scale of the design seems to be a reference to a section of a larger carpet.
The handle is firm,compact and leathery on an all cotton foundation with symmetric knots. There is uniform, allover wear commensurate to the age, but the rug is very presentable and quite collectible. The colours are all natural with madder and indigo as the principal sources. This boldly unique Heriz would make an excellent wall hanging as well as a focal point in any room.
|Location of Origin: Middle East / Western Asia / Northern Africa|
|Dimensions: 6.3 x 4.8|
|Primary Classification: Textile Arts : Central Asian / Middle Eastern|
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