8'9" x 11'10" French Blue Antique Heriz Serapi

8'9" x 11'10" French Blue Antique Heriz Serapi


Outstanding? YES!! 

This is one of our absolute treasures and we are so proud to present this antique rug to our Etsy community and help find its next home. Hand knotted circa 1910 in Persia, this Heriz Serapi is oh-so precious. Made with vegetable dyed wool, this is a rare rug with an all over geometric pattern and the french blue ground is 1 in a million! Often times, we see deep blues and loads of red in Persian rugs, but the artisans went a totally different direction and made a super unique masterpiece. 

From Northwest Persia, Serapis are one of the most primitive and sought after Heriz rugs, woven in the mountains of Northwest Persia and the bold geometric design which is continuous throughout the rug makes it all the more desirable. It took some years and multiple weavers to produce this room size masterpiece. 

Size: 8'9" x 11'10"
Hand knotted with vegetable dyed wool circa 1910 in Northwest Persia. 

Fun facts: Fun facts: Heriz rugs are known for their strength & durability. Coined "the Iron Rug of Iran," Heriz rugs were produced in the Northwest corner of Iran, on and around Mount Sabalan. One reason for the toughness of Heriz carpets is that Mount Sabalan sits on a major deposit of copper. Trace copper in the drinking water of sheep produces the most desired wool for rug weaving because it makes wool that is stronger and more resilient than wool from most other areas. It is said that many Heriz rug designs are woven from memory, with intricate designs passed on through generations of artisans.

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