This unique and beautiful Camel Hair Serapi comes to us from Northwest Persia and dates from the 19th century. The undyed camel hair is extremely desirable and increasingly rare. The grace and quiet sophistication of the colors, mixed with the serene geometric patterns, give this rug a luxurious quality hard to find. The undyed camel border creates a fantastic “rug within a rug” look.
A fantastic piece of history, Aubusson rugs originated in the Central France town of Aubusson. Commissioned for the nobility and royal residences of France, the rugs are oversized and incorporate Renaissance imagery. This beautiful example dates from the 1750’s, and includes delicate floral imagery with a wonderful architectural border, bringing an absolutely wonderful color palette to brighten any room.
Our Fine Antique Serapi Rug collection includes the most rare and desirable room size decorative carpets found in the market today. These works of art are woven in a distinct style that is found in the Heriz region. The larger scale and spaciously placed designs are what differentiates these carpets from others. For years, Antique Serapis have been the carpet of choice in early American state and federal buildings, including the White House. It is rare to find a Serapi of this caliber. These carpets combine design foundations taken from many traditions. The strong symmetrical geometric designs are most likely taken from the Caucasian tradition of weaving. These large carpets were woven either in a family workshop or home. Several weavers being employed for the job, it still takes several years to complete