Our Fine Antique Serapi Rug collection is considered the most rare and desirable decorative carpet 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 as they are unique and impressive. For years, Antique Serapis have been the carpet of choice in early American state and federal buildings, including the White House. These carpets combine design foundations taken from many customs throughout history. 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.
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.