Serapi
19th Century
158" x 111"
Textile, Wool
Region: Northwest Persia
This spirited 19th century Serapi carpet exemplifies the compelling asymmetry and primal motifs of this style. Classically formatted, it features a palette of deeply saturated tones and an utmost clarity of design. Bold, stylized flora enlivens the regal carnelian red background. Striking dragon pendants radiate from a grand medallion onto a densely adorned field, and then reappear in each of its spacious corner pieces along with numerous expressively drawn organic forms.