Antique Serab, Persia, circa 1900 Antique Serab carpets like this are renowned for their precise geometric design and the subdued elegance of their controlled palette. Serabs tend to be made in a long or runner format with serial medallions, which makes this room-sized example with its fine, allover design unusual. Here the field consists entirely of small paisley or ‘Boteh’ motifs, arranged in tightly arranged, staggered horizontal rows. The design is so closely worked that the tan ground is little more than a contrasting outline for the Botehs. Several running vinescroll borders frame the field, providing an effective contrast in design and scale, while preserving the delicate precision of the drawing.
Size: 8. ft 11 in x 14 ft 11 in (2.72 m x 4.55 m)